Citrus Marinated Beef Steaks

Lean rump steaks marinated in chilli flakes, orange juice,oil, lime juice, maple syrup or honey. light soy sauce, spring onions and seasoning. Steaks are cooked on the barbecue or under a grill. Serve with a green salad with avocado cubes. Cooked in under 15 minutes, it’s another mid-week meal hit.

Ingredients:
4 x 175g/6oz lean rump steaks
• For the Citrus Marinade:
• 5ml/2tsp dried chilli flakes
• 100ml/3½fl oz fresh orange juice
• 45ml/3tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
• Juice of 1 lime
• 30ml/2tbsp maple syrup or honey
• 15ml/1tbsp light soy sauce
• 1 spring onion, finely chopped
• Salt and freshly milled black pepper

Method:

1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking to bring up to room temperature. Transfer to a plate, cover and use when required.
2. To prepare the marinade; in a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Pour the marinade into a shallow non-metallic dish. Place the steaks in the marinade mixture and coat well on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or if time allows overnight.
3. Remove the steaks from the marinade (discard the marinade) and cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference, or until any meat juices run clear.
4. Remove the steaks from the pan, transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and rest for a few minutes.
5. Serve with steaks an avocado salad and potato wedges.

Oliver Arundel

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