Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Marinated Rump Steak with Crushed Potatoes

For medical reason, Bob had to take white meat only for a few days so we went straight to steak as soon as the ‘Prohibition’ was over. You can marinate your steak overnight but if time is a constraint a couple of hours will do.

Marinated Steak
350-400 grams rump steak,
fat and sinew trimmed – upsize if you are a big eater
1 tablespoon Kikkoman (or any soy sauce)
1 tablespoon Worcester Sauce
2 tablespoons Canola Oil
Freshly ground pepper

Mushroom Sauce
100 grams field mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon flour
½ cup chicken or beef stock
1 tablespoon Canola oil
½ tablespoon butter

Crushed Potatoes
8-10 baby potatoes
Canola Oil
Knob of butter
Flaky Sea Salt

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C.

Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover them. When it starts boiling, put the lid on and reduce the heat to simmer, simmer for fifteen minutes then drain and pat them dry with kitchen towel. Drizzle some oil in a baking tray, place the potatoes in the tray and crush each one with potato masher. Drizzle a bit more oil over the potatoes. Dot with butter and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Turn the potatoes half way through. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt before serving. These are far better than chips, IMHO.

In a jug, mix soy sauce, Worcester sauce and oil together with a few rounds of freshly ground pepper, whisk to combine. Whack your steak pieces with the blunt size of a chef knife to tenderise them and place in plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the meat and knead through the bag. Leave to marinate in the fridge for a few hours.

Heat the pan on high, when it starts to smoke, add the steak. Brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes each side) and rest for at least 5 minutes.

Mushroom Sauce
Add canola oil in the same pan, add mushrooms and fry briefly. Add butter and sprinkle the mixture with flour. Stir and add stock. Bring to the boil for one or two minutes and transfer to a bowl or sauce boat.

Slice the steak and divide the pieces between two plates, ladle the mushroom sauce over the steak. Put crushed potatoes on the side with other boiled vegetables and tuck in.

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