This is a recipe for just a simple plain steak with some vegetables on the side.
Just to let you know, this was the first steak I made all by myself. I have made steaks before, but my mom would always be there to help, so I have to say that the experience was quite nerve-wrecking. Mainly because I didn’t want to overcook the meat. Also, I only used marinade powder for the meat because I wanted to focus on showing how to cook the steak instead of what ingredients to use. I’ll probably make another steak tutorial with full home-made ingredients in a few weeks.
I bought a big chunk of meat at Wholefoods and I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the entire thing at once, so I decided to cut the meat to three and just use 1/3 of the meat for this meal.
This is how the meat looked like from the store.
And these are the side dishes used, except for the corn.
- Sirloin steak cut according to your appetite
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Marinade powder for the meat
- Cherry tomatoes, each cut into 2
- Olive oil
Marinade the meat with the marinade powder and store it in room temperature for at least 1 hour.
You should start with the asparagus, as it takes the longest to cook.
I think that asparagus is best cooked in the oven, but since I didn’t know how to use the oven, I grilled it instead. To grill the asparagus, heat the pan and add olive oil into it. Once the oil gets hot, add the asparagus.
While you wait for the asparagus to cook, heat another pan and add the butter.
Wait until the butter is sizzling hot and ONLY until it is sizzling hot, and then add the marinaded steak fat side first for about 1 minute. By cooking the fat side first, it will help add more grease into the pan and make the fat less rubbery and tough to eat.
Then place the meat on one side and wait. You can lower the heat to medium high. I like my steak medium rare to medium, so I waited for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
While you wait for the steak to grill, add the cherry tomatoes into the asparagus pan cut side down and leave it there for about 1 minute.
PS: If you want the steak to be more juicy, you can pour the butter on top of the meat.