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Marinated grilled steak , oven herb & garlic roasted potatoes with steamed broccoli

A different steak!

This recipe has been a huge success. The potatoes are parboiled, drained & cooled off. Later on they are baked into the oven with olive oil, garlic & lemon thyme.

The steak is grilled in a grill pan & later on marinated for 4 minutes on each side in a combination of lemon thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic & some grinned black pepper & some Maldon sea salt. The broccoli are steamed & then placed into the same marinade as the beef.

The potatoes are hot & the meat & broccoli are semi warm when they will be eaten, this is excellent in the hot summer,…

Recipe: For 2 persons, with extra potatoes


* For the oven roasted potatoes:

about 600 gr potatoes, peeled, washed, precooked, drained & cooled off

1 fat clove of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

3 or 4 fresh sprigs of lemon thyme, washed, dried on kitchen paper & sprigs cut off

a bit of fruity olive oil

* For the broccoli:

300 gr of green broccoli florets

* For the steak & for the marinade afterwords:

2 flat steaks, about 170 gr each, cleaned

olive oil

5 or 6 sprigs of fresh lemon thyme, washed, dried on kitchen paper, sprigs cut of ( no stalks )

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

40 ml of a fruity olive oil

juice from 1/2 lemon

finely grated zest from 1/2 lemon

a few grinds of black pepper

1/ teaspoon of Maldon sea salt, or less


1. You have already parboiled the potatoes, so you don’t have a lot of work left.

Preheat the oven to 250°C./482 F for about 10 minutes.

2. During that time, you can prepare the marinade for the steaks. Take a medium-sized shallow bowl where the steaks can fit in, side by side. Take all the ingredients for the steak marinade & combine them together, except the steaks. Do not add the steak!! The marinade is used for after grilling!!

3. When the oven is preheated, place the potatoes in a non stick roasting tin & add the ingredients for the oven roasted potatoes. Lay the potatoes in 1 layer, side by side. Add the cut up garlic pieces, add the lemon thyme leaves & add some fruity olive oil, not too much. Then take your hands or a spoon & mix everything around in the tin so that the potatoes are covered with the oil & the garlic & the lemon thyme are evenly divided. Roast for about 40 to 45 minutes in the oven. Roast for about 20 minutes on 250°C/482 F. Then turn the oven down to 225°C/437 F. Roast further for about 20 to 25 minutes until the potatoes are semi golden in colour. Turn the oven off. Let the potatoes sit in the oven.

4. In the meantime, take a large pot & fill the bottom with hot water. Place a fitting steamer in it & add the washed broccoli florets, side by side. Place the lid on the pot but keep one side a bit open with a wooden spoon to let the hot steam evaporate. Steam for about 3 to 5 minutes until al dente. During steaming, you might have to add some hot water to the pot. Don’t add too much water so that the water doesn’t touch the broccoli! When al dente, turn the heat off & set aside. Place into a fitting bowl. Keep warm.

5. When you are going to steam the broccoli, heat a large griddle pan on a high heat. Brush the cleaned steaks with olive oil. When the griddle pan is super hot, add the steaks. Grill on each side until it reaches your satisfaction. Add some grinds of black pepper & a tiny bit of Maldon sea salt on the steaks.

I like my steak à point. Grill on 1 side for about 3 minutes & then the other side for about 2 minutes depending on the thickness of the cut. Then turn over & grill for about 1 minute on the 1st side. You can grill your steak to your likeness.

6. Check if your steak is ready, then lift them out of the pan & place into the shallow dish with the marinade in it. Slice the meat into 4 or so & tuck the steaks into the marinade. Put some of the marinade over the steaks. Place a lid on the dish. Marinate for about 4 minutes per side.

7. When the broccoli is cooling, add some of the marinade from the meat on top of the broccoli florets & mix carefully with a spoon so that the broccoli can absorb the marinade. Place a lid on the bowl. Marinade it for about 3 à 4 minutes.

8. Take your plates & plate up. Place the meat on the plate & pour the marinade the juices on the meat. Lay the marinated broccoli on the side & place the marinade on top. Place the potatoes on the side. Enjoy!

The potatoes are hot & the meat & broccoli are semi warm when they will be eaten, this is excellent in the hot summer,…

This is lovely enjoyed with a glass of white wine like Dannie De Wet, Lime stone Hill Chardonnay, Suid-Afrika 2008. This wine tastes like there are little bubbles in the wine. A fruity wine, but not too sweet. It is just perfect!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

72 thoughts on “Marinated grilled steak , oven herb & garlic roasted potatoes with steamed broccoli

  1. Mjam…Sophie! This dish looks perfect! You are so clever to combine all of those flavours so well! Great dinner! I love the wine pairing too!

  2. Looks finger licking good Sophie. I like it that each thing can be cooked in tandem with the next, & they share flavours too. It's very interesting indeed! PS That challenge was posted in error. My apologies. I clicked that link instead of the Himalayas, which are now on! =)

  3. I've really come to appreciate marinating steak and what a difference it makes. Sometimes I'm lazy and skip the marinating and I'm always sorry that I did.Sam

  4. Good morning! You literally made my favorite meal. Quick question, pardon my ignorance but what is Maldon sea salt. I've heard about fleur de sel, Himalayan salt but never Maldon.Thanks for stopping by my site. I also had a quick question about sheeps milk ricotta. I have never heard about it before. How does it taste? Is it milder than goat milk ricotta? Thanks for all the valuable info!

  5. This wonderful summer traditional steak and potatoes almost melts in my mouth and all the flavor mingle in a rish, thick delicious very tasty!Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. sophie.. this is so wonderful.. m sure gonna try this for dinner.. m sure my husbands gonna love this one.. yumm yumm!! all my type of ingredients 🙂 thanx a lot for sharing

  7. Sophie, can I be your neighbor 😀 just want to sniff that aroma or peek the juicy meat from your window 🙂 🙂

  8. i second deeba's comment–this is completely finger-lickin' good! granted, none of it is really meant to be eaten with one's fingers, but that wouldn't stop me. 🙂

  9. Yum! And you've stumbled upon one of my very favorite ways to cook potatoes! Sometimes I parboil… and other times I prebake, smash, season and bake again. Lovely either way!I love the Maldon sea salt for finishing, don't you?

  10. This is one gorgeous fresh meal! I love how you can do so much ahead of time and I love the use of lemons. So summery. The carnivore in my home will definitely appreciate that summer is not all about salads!

  11. ooh I so want some of this!!!I'm actually testing a recipe for chimichuri this weeekend, it'd go great w/your potatoes and broccoli.

  12. Yummy, steamy broccoli, garlic and herbs steak, what else I can ask? I love this kind of dish ,mostly with garlic

  13. Nice idea with the lemon thyme on the potatoes – I have some lemon thyme in a pot outside my back door but I never think of using it!

  14. Do you know Sophie – this looks fabulous. My husband has just had a look at your blog too and we think it is superb!

  15. This is the first time I have heard of marinating meat after the cooking process, in most recipes it comes before. Interesting idea, and looks fabulous. I love the roast potatoes too.

  16. your steaks look absolutely luscious. I once saw this post grill marinating thing on Nigella's cooking show, but haven't tried it yet, but now I definitely will.

  17. @ every one: the meat recipe is an adapted recipe from Nigella. She used ordinary thyme but I prefer lemon thyme because it has more flavour!the potato recipe is by me!! I am glad that you all liked it so much!!


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