Marinated Steak & Vegetables Made Magic

My first try marinating steak turned out a success, so I thought I'd share!

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You know what my favorite food in the entire world is?


A piece of rare steak. Just as is, honestly—no need to do anything fancy to it.


But I wanted to see if I could dress a steak up a little more, especially since what I had available was sirloin steak, which, if you happen to overcook it, isn't quite so forgiving. I figured a marinade would help cover up any mishaps if they happened by making the meat juicier and more tender right off the bat, and I wasn't wrong!


Obviously only God can save a steak that became a piece of shoe leather, but this worked better than expected. Pro-tip: invest in a thermometer and take a lot of the guesswork out of cooking! I have a ThermoPop thermometer that does the trick.


For the vegetables in this meal, I actually found a delicious recipe from Perdue that hit the exact note I was looking for, and I really recommend it trying it out, as well as making some kind of potato to go with it all. I did a savory paprika-oregano mashed potato with the skins still on—my favorite way to do quick potatoes.


But without further ado, let's get into the magic (and the food)!


Magic in Marinated Steak with Vegetables & Potatoes

As with all things, I love working in threes. The main herbs I used in this marinade were oregano, rosemary, and tarragon, which have properties that bring whoever eats this meal a sense of calm, joy, and safety that—with the sweetness of honey, the bright flavor of lemon, and the protective qualities of olive oil, to boot—make a meal that leaves you feeling pretty damn good (especially if you cooked your steak just how you like)!


The astral body uniting these ingredients, the Sun, Mars, & Venus, as well as the elements fire & air, means this is a way to get the sun's bright warmth into your meal, as well as unite the energies of Mars & Venus—balancing the ambitious spice of life with the ability to see the beauty in the world around you. Fire & air are of the Wands & Swords suits in tarot, too—suits of creativity, inspiration, action, communication, intellectual pursuits, & problem solving. This is what I call a hell of a powerhouse meal!


Marinated Steak with Vegetables & Potatoes


Prep time: 3 hours (at least 2hrs for marinade!)

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes 3-4 Servings


Ingredients:

FOR STEAK & MARINADE

3 to 4

Sirloin Steaks

3 small bunches

Oregano, Rosemary, & Tarragon, fresh & chopped

1 Tbsp

Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp

Honey

3 Tbsp

Olive Oil

FOR BROCCOLI

3 cups

Broccoli, defrosted in microwave or blanched from fresh

1 large

Onion, sliced

1/2 cup

Raisins

1 cup

Hot water

1/4 cup

Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup

Pine Nuts, toasted

1 1/2 lbs

Red Potatoes, diced & unpeeled

1 Tbsp

Paprika, Oregano, Garlic & Onion Powder

3 Tbsp

Butter


Directions:

  • Pat your steaks dry and salt & pepper them on each side.

  • Chop your herbs and mix them with the honey and olive oil in a plastic bag.

  • Put your steaks in the bag, make sure they're covered in the marinade, and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to soak everything up.

  • After 2+hrs, boil 1/2 cup of water and pour onto 1/2 cup of raisins, then mix in 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.

  • Wash & chop your potatoes & boil until cooked through.

  • Toast your pine nuts until they're browned and fragrant and set aside.

  • Slice your onion and blanch your broccoli (or cook broccoli from frozen in the microwave).

  • Heat up a good skillet (stainless steel or cast iron) & add butter for steak, then heat a separate skillet with a little olive oil. for veggies.

  • Fry onion until golden brown, adding S&P to taste.

  • Put your steaks and whatever marinade is leftover into the pan and let the steaks sear on each side until the color creeps up the sides.

  • ***Rare steak starts at an internal temperature of 120 to 130 degrees F. When you poke it, it'll feel like poking a water bed. If it's tough on top when you poke it, it's definitely done (maybe a little too done, in my opinion, but that's me)!

  • When onion is fried, add red pepper, then add broccoli and the raisin/balsamic mixture. This is done when the balsamic mixture is reduced & the broccoli doesn't drip anymore (but be careful not to burn it).

  • When potatoes are done, drain, add seasonings & butter, and mash together.

  • Let steaks sit for 10 minutes before cutting into them, then plate up and drizzle any leftover marinade onto them.


Whether you're cooking steak on the grill or inside in a pan, it's delicious all around! I hope you enjoy this meal, because I loved every bite of it.

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