To me, the underlying theme in Rainbow Rowell’s Landline was coming home. I felt like the book should be paired off with something hearty, something that warms you from the inside out. Instantly I thought of Steak and Potatoes – the one meal my entire family enjoys together.
I had about three 8oz pieces of lean beef (trimmed for excess fat)
The marination was simple
- tsp oil (per steak)
- sea salt to taste
- freshly cracked peppercorn to taste
- Coriander seeds roughly crushed
The marination doesn’t need to be left on long; maybe about 15 minutes.
In the meantime get a caste iron skillet or grill onto your stove and get it pipping hot!! Cooking is quick and as simple as the marination:
- Cook each side of the steak for 5 minutes on the caste iron pot
- Move Skillet to oven
Cook to preference: Stick a cooking thermometer into the middle of the steak to read below:
- 120° F (48.8° C) = Rare
- 130° F (54.4° C) = Medium rare
- 140° F (60° C) = Medium
- 150° F (65.5° C) = Medium well
- 160° F (71.1° C) = Well done
The above allots about 7 minutes of cooking time each side. Let cooked meat stand for a few minutes before you cut into it. Allow the juices to redistribute properly. Try it – makes a world of a difference!
A few minutes before cooking time is up add a small pad of butter. This will crisp up the ends and enhances flavor.
Tips & Tricks: Throw on some veggies next to the steak. Its almost like a one pot wonder and the veggies will cook delightfully in the steak juices.
I personally cook my steak dead. That’s just how we like it in my household.
Recipe for Potatoes coming up shortly.