Market ingredient: Scotch fillet
Difficulty: SO easy
Did The Beard like it? It would have been awesome if he hadn’t over-cooked the steak 😉
A super quick one this week. A way to make a mid-week steak dinner just a little fancier. This week’s market purchase was some delicious thick-cut scotch fillet. I’d never seen these cuts before, but they’re called a Cattleman’s Cut – basically scotch fillet with the bone still attached. Beautifully marbled and perfect for BBQing.
So below is a ridiculously easy marinade, I guess you’d call it. Or a dressing. Something you drizzle over the top of the steak. I’m not really sure. But a really nice way to add some extra flavour. You could replace the lemon thyme with regular thyme, mint, or a mixture of your choice of herbs. Serve with a fresh and crunchy cabbage and pecorino salad. I will apologise that I didn’t really measure anything specifically – the beauty of this one is that you can just make it up to suit your tastes.
Ingredients for BBQ lemon thyme scotch fillet
- 2 steaks of your choice
- handful of lemon thyme
- pinch of salt
- a few peppercorns
- half a garlic close
- good lug of good quality olive oil
- juice of a quarter of a lemon.
- Preheat the BBQ. Place the thyme, salt, peppercorns and garlic in a portar and pestle and pound into a paste. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix well. Adjust seasoning to suit your taste.
- Cook the steak on the BBQ to your taste (ask the Beard to cook them if you like them well done!)
- Drizzle the lemon thyme mixture over your steak. That’s it.
I’d reckon this would be just as delicious over chicken, or fish. However, if you were going to use it on fish, I’d use a softer tasting herb, like mint.