Occasionally the mister travels.  Not very often, but every once in a while, work calls him out for a few days.  Of course, I miss him when he’s gone, but it is nice to splurge and enjoy all the things that he doesn’t like or can’t eat because of his cholesterol.  Steak is one of those things.

Yeah, I understand the arguments for vegetarianism – really, I do.  I understand that our appetite for meat dents our environment, that we grow grain that could feed people only to feed it to cows.  Unfortunately, I also understand that meat just tastes so darned good.  Lamb, pork, beef, venison – I’m sorry, but tofu, quorn and black beans just don’t come close to the texture and taste of a nicely cooked roast or steak.

All that to say, sometimes only a steak will do.  Or, in this case, a steak sandwich.  I bought a gorgeous loaf of Tuscan country bread from the farmers market, picked some chives from the garden and added a few lettuce leaves and a little mustard et voila!  A simple dinner that was so amazingly delicious, I want to go back in time and eat it again. This is slightly tweaked from Nigella’s recipe in Forever Summer.

Unbelievably Yummy Steak Marinade

  • steaks of your choice (flank, sirloin, etc) – this would be good for 2, if you’re cooking more, double the quantity
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 3 green onions, roughly chopped
  • good grinding pepper

Put the marinade ingredients into a zippy bag and moosh it around then add steaks and squeeze the air out.  Make in the morning if you want to have them for dinner.  Grill, pan sear or broil as you like.  yumyumyum.