Do you ever find yourself repeating meals over and over again? Getting sick of the same old grilled chicken, steak, pork chops, etc.?
One easy way to switch things up is by making a small adjustment to the marinade or flavoring used on meats. Something this simple can make a meal taste completely different!
Coach Laura brings us to her kitchen and shares one way she likes to spice up Elk Steaks. Totally fair game to use this marinade on other meats, too.
Cilantro Lime Marinated Elk Steak
For the Rub (I usually eyeball measurements on dry rubs. Take liberty on your own as well!)
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
For the Marinade
3-5 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 Bunch Cilantro, chopped
For the Cooking
1-2 tbsp Grass-fed Butter
1 whole Jalapeño, sliced
- Make sure that your steaks are completely thawed, pull them out of the freezer and in to the refrigerator overnight.
- Combine all of the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl.
- Place your steaks on a rimmed plate or baking dish, cover all sides of the steaks liberally with the dry rub. Place the steaks into a ziplock bag.
- Take the quartered lime and squeeze the juice in to the ziplock bag along with your chopped garlic and cilantro. Toss the steaks around in the bag a bit to make sure the juice, garlic, and cilantro is covering all of the steaks.
- Place your steaks in to the refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better.
- Once your steaks have marinated, start getting your cast iron skillet nice and hot. Ready to sear those steaks!
- When the skillet is hot, reduce the heat to med-high and add your butter and sliced jalapeños. Be careful to not directly inhale the smoke after first adding the jalapeños, this could potentially irritate your sinuses.
- After just a quick 30 seconds-1 minute, add your steaks, making sure to pour the marinade onto the pan as well! The garlic adds a lot of flavor.
- Let the steak cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the steaks are medium rare.