Whether you have a small or large budget, you can still make a delicious steak at home! Read on for amazing recipes from Curtis Stone and his brother Luke Stone at three budget points.
Curtis slices a top sirloin, then pounds the slices thin and marinates it overnight in a marinade of jalapeno, cilantro, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce and olive oil. The next day, he threads the slices onto skewers and grills. How easy and delish!
Tip: Ginger is a natural tenderizer so if you are using an inexpensive cut of meat, marinating it with ginger will help to soften it.
For this middle-priced flank steak, Curtis starts with a dry rub that features chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. He cooks it low and slow and makes sure to let the steak rest before slicing it across the grain. He serves fajita-style with avocado, lime and a cabbage slaw.
Tip: Oil your steak, rather than your grill, for less smoke when cooking.
For this “special occasion” steak, Curtis starts with a juicy rib-eye, which he liberally douses with salt and pepper, really pressing it into the meat. He then throws it into pre-heated and oiled cast-iron skillet, and finishes it with a “butter baste.” Let it rest, then slice straight across. Delish!
What’s your favorite cut of steak? Share below, and check out Curtis discussing being a mentor on the Food Network show All-Star Academy.