|A nicely marinated and broiled steak can change your outlook on life.
Don’t you love finding new products? I am an Oregonian and we believe in sourcing locally. When I found out my boss makes his own sauces I had to ask to try them out! The company is called Chateau Poe and it is a husband/wife team who make great sauces! They also make a hot buttered rum mix that I will blog about later ( YUM!) But today, folks, I am talking about their Max’s Grilling & Marinate Lime and Chili Pepper Sauce:
I decided top marinate a Top Sirloin as I like to do sauce-y and marinate-y recipes on less expensive cuts of steak. I marinated my steak overnight in an airtight container:
|Marinate overnight in the fridge in an airtight container
I used 2/3 cup but you will need to eyeball it to make sure there is enough to cover the top and bottom. About 30 minutes before my broil the next day I brought it out of the fridge to bring up the temp somewhat. I like to do this with most meats I cook with as I feel that is hinders the cooking process less. I broiled at 450 6 inches below the top element for 6 minutes on each side:
I like to use a heavy pan, a higher end one that will hold the heat really well. Cover the bottom with olive oil. Pull out and take out of pan immediately and allow to rest on a carving board for 10 minutes. Remember steaks keep cooking after you pull them out so if you prefer your steak less done, pull out early, but split it equally – 6 minutes each side, or 5 minutes each side, not 4 and 8, etc.
Now for the recipe, and what was my lunch on Sunday!
Lime & Chili Pepper Steak Salad
yields 4 entree salads
1 broiled steak (see above) sliced in long strips
Mixed salad greens
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Chateau Poe Lime & Chili Pepper Sauce
I am not going to insult your intelligence – build your salad However you like. I put another drizzle of the sauce over the top of my salad and the drippings from the steak was enough that I needed no dressing, but if I were to suggest one I would go for a champagne vinaigrette, not an “Italian” style as the herbs will be overpowering. Enjoy your salad and pat your back for being so fabulous that you made such a fancy salad!