Yes Recipe: The Best Steak Ever

EmmaBy Emma  •  27 May 2015 at 6:03am  •  Food and Drink, Healthy Eating, Recipes


by Emma

Best steak ever is quite a claim isn’t it? Well personally, I think it is well deserved. This tasty little dish was so-named by me and my lovely friend Dani when we first tried it a year or so ago. Dani was actually on a clean eating programme at the time, so this perfectly fit the bill.

It comes with a warning: it is very potently garlicky so it might not be suitable for dinner prior to a social gathering, unless everyone else is having the same, but it is totally delicious. The perfect weekend treat, and it’s healthy to boot. What more could you want? Well… I suppose you could want chips, but you could throw those in too!

ingredients (makes enough for 2)
  • 2 steaks (we had sirloin, but the original recipe used a T-Bone steak)
  • 2 handfuls of flat leaf parsley
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2tsp of dried oregano
  • 3tbsp white wine vinegar (I bumped this down to 2 as the boy isn’t a huge vinegar fan)
  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • Red chilli flakes
  • Salt + pepper
  • 2 cobs of corn
  • Bowlful of rocket
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon

When I first tried this recipe I couldn’t see the point in griddling the corn, and thought it would be just as effective with a tin of sweetcorn. I was wrong, it just hadn’t quite cooked through so was a bit hard. So I gave it another go this time…

I would advise giving it a quick burst in the microwave first, I have a vegetable setting on my microwave and used that to give it a 5 minute burst. (It was worth the effort, it came out deliciously sweet and the perfect compliment to the meal).

Heat up a griddle pan and just as it starts to smoke, pop your corn into the pan. You don’t need any oil. Leave it to cook and blacken slightly, rolling around so it cooks all over.

Once it’s a deep gold all over and freckled in places, it’s done. Leave it to cool slightly so that you can easily handle it and chop the corn off the cob.

The best steak ever recipe, Chimichurri Steak and Blackened Corn Salad, Year of the Yes

Toss it into a bowl with the rocket, tomatoes and avocado and squeeze over a lemon, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of flaked salt.

Leave to one side.

Chuck your parsley into a food processor and add your oregano and peeled garlic cloves. Pulse until fine..

Pour your olive oil, vinegar, chilli flakes, salt & pepper into the blender and blitz.

You can then either pour into a dish to serve, or put to one side ready to lather on your steak.

Get that griddle nice and hot again. Sprinkle your steak with salt and a few grinds of pepper. When the pan’s smoking, add your steak. Let it sizzle away for a couple of minutes, then flip.

The best steak ever recipe, Chimichurri Steak and Blackened Corn Salad, Year of the Yes

When it’s cooked to perfection, take your steak off the heat and leave on another board to rest for a few mins. Cover it in tin foil and a tea towel to keep warm.

Slice the steak, smother it with sauce and then assemble together with the salad on a plate.

The best steak ever recipe, Chimichurri Steak and Blackened Corn Salad, Year of the Yes

And there you have it, a delicious steak dinner with no fuss!

The best steak ever recipe, Chimichurri Steak and Blackened Corn Salad, Year of the Yes

Recipe adapted from The Londoner
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Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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