BBQ Steaks with a Spiced Marinade BBQ Steaks with a Spiced Marinade

BBQ Steaks with a Spiced Marinade

Light supper for four for the grill or barbecue, this recipe uses a bavetted or flat iron steak marinated in spices and served with a herb salsa.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
10 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 675g/1½lb lean bavette or flat-iron steaks
  • For the Spiced Marinade

  • :4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 45ml/3tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Herb Salsa

  • :2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 15ml/1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped coriander (leaves and stalks)
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 45ml/3tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper

Method

  1. To prepare the citrus marinade; combine all the ingredients in a large, non- metallic shallow dish.
  2. Place the steaks on a chopping board and using a sharp knife score on both sides (optional). Transfer into the marinade mixture and coat on both sides (optional). Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight; the longer the better.
  3. To make the salsa; combine all the ingredients in a bowl and adjust the seasoning if required.
  4. Remove the steaks from the marinade and cook on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve the steaks on a bed of peppery rocket with the salsa.