Saturday, January 2, 2010

Eric's Kitchen in Jersey City: London Broil

So I've always loved London Broil but had never cooked it myself and decided it was time I tried. I looked up a few recipes online and cobbled together a marinade from the things I liked.

1 cup of red wine (we used a malbec)
2 tbs minced garlic
Cracked Black Pepper
Olive oil (maybe a few tbs)
Truffle Oil (a tbs or so - a little bit goes a long way)

I marinated the steak overnight in this mixture and turned it this morning as I didn't have a container where the steak would be fully immersed. I also thought it would be a shame to waste such a delicious marinade so I bought some 'baby bella' mushrooms and chopped up 1 vidalia onion and cooked them in the marinade until the wine reduced a bit.

I ended up serving it with my garlic mashed potatoes and some Brussels Sprouts. I cooked one container of sprouts, sliced into discs (as I don't like them whole for some reason), 1 bunch of scallions and seasoned with black pepper and a teaspoon of minced garlic. This is actually my co-worker's girlfriend's recipe for sprouts but I have adopted it as it's the ONLY sprouts recipe I have ever liked. I just browned them a little in a pan with some olive oil.

I seared the steak under the broiler on high for about 10 minutes on each side until it was a little more firm to the touch. I also basted it with some of the remaining marinade a couple of times.

I was extremely happy with the results. You could definitely taste the marinade and all the flavors as I had let it soak in for so long and the mushrooms and onions complimented it perfectly since they were cooked in the same sauce. We also ate it with the Malbec in the marinade which was great. I'd say this would serve about 4-5 people but depends on the size of the steak and how many potatoes you make.

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