Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grilled Steak and Lemon Couscous

This was something quick and simple that we could throw together on a Monday evening.
We got to try out 2 new recipes - one for steak, the other for couscous and make up our own for a stake marinade. Alona likes her steak in a marinade, while Nick prefers a rub. We butterflied our steaks to decrease cooking times.
The recipe for the rub is from the April 2016 edition of the Costco Connection magazine, page 39. The couscous recipe can be found here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alexandra-guarnaschelli/simple-couscous-recipe.html. We only had one large lemon, but this provided more than enough zing for us.
Both types of steak and lemon couscous

the "rub" steak is further back,and the marinade ones are up close

Rub steak + couscous plate

Ingredients:

Steak Rub:
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (we did not have the chipotle pepper it called for)

Quick Marinade:
1 part worchestershire sauce
2 parts lemon
3 cloves of chopped garlic

Steak - Top Sirloin steaks

Couscous:

2 cups water
1 cup couscous
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Gremolata:
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped or minced
1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves washed, roughly chopped
1 splash extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

1. Preheat the grill to medium high
2. Combine the marinade in a baggie and put the steak in it to marinade until ready to grill.
3. Rub steaks with all spices listed
4. Put steaks on the grill in the middle at medium high heat. We have a gas grill.
5. Make the couscous by bringing 2 cups water with salt and olive oil to a boil. Add couscous and turn off the heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes or until steaks are done.
6. Add lemon juice, zest garlic, olive oil and parsley to the couscous. Mix and Fluff.
7. Serves steaks with couscous1

What we liked:

Quick and easy and delicious. The marinade made the steaks soft. The rub was very flavorful. 

What we didn't like:

Nothing, it was all great. 

What Kaspian thought about it:


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