Oh Jamie Oliver! That boyish charm is just so irresistible. I believe that some of you who are reading this would definitely agree with how I feel about Jamie Oliver. Everybody loves Jamie Oliver as far as I know.
Everytime I watch Jamie’s cook shows I find cooking to be a breeze. He does make cooking seem very easy and quick. So after mustering some courage to face the kitchen challenge and I think in part Jamie Oliver was coaxing me to actually try cooking, here I am in my kitchen ready to start cooking. I can not guarantee though that the outcome of my experimental cooking would even come close to tasting good.
So today I decided to make one of Jamie Oliver’s recipe for steak with Mexican Salsa verde. I just did my trip to the local grocery store to get the ingredients I needed.
Ingredients I Bought
For the Steak
- Rib Eye
- Olive oil
- Fresh rosemary
- Moroccan Argan Oil – A friend of mine told me that this oil is what gives the nutty flavour and aroma I so loved on her dishes. Yes, I often come over her place to sample her dishes.
For the Salsa
- Fresh coriander
- Fresh mint
- Chillies- I bought both the red and green ones. I have to remind myself to take the seeds out.
- Spring Onions and Garlic
- Tomatoes and lime
With the ingredients I needed in hand, I headed back home to start making the steak plus the Mexican salsa verde for the sauce.
First off the salsa!
This is the easy part. Jamie said to just chop everything off (except the lime) until the ingredients are very fine and then season them with salt and pepper, squeeze some lime juice in and pour some extra virgin olive oil in. That’s really easy.
Now the Steak
Got my pan and heat it up and while waiting for it to be very hot, I seasoned the steaks with salt, pepper and drizzled them with olive oil just like Jamie does. Once the pan’s really hot, I put the steaks in. Since I like medium rare meat, I let each side cook for 3 minutes. I also gave the steaks a good whipping of rosemary as they cook.
I sliced the steaks into thinner pieces and drizzled some Moroccan Argan oil over them and add in a blob of the salsa and voila! I had to say, that my first kitchen challenge was not bad at all. I must admit, the steaks taste pretty darn good! I’m still a bit dazed with the finished product. I actually was successful in my culinary experiment! Call it a stroke of luck, beginner’s luck or whatever but one thing is for sure, I am going to enjoy these steaks! Hmmm!