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Top Tips for a Bad Ass Steak

Top Tips for a Bad Ass Steak

Bad Ass Steak

Steak is a perfect meal for when you’re feeling a little lazy, and are contemplating eating ‘junky’ food.

Steak takes around 5-10 minutes, so it is extremely quick from fridge to plate. Perfect if you’re eating later than expected, or are in a little bit of a rush.  Equally, steaks make a great Friday night treat… perfect to munch on whilst snuggling up on the sofa.

There are many delicious ways that I eat my favourite steak; here are my top tips for achieving perfection.


1. Cook simply, with ample black pepper, a pinch of salt and serve with oven roasted tomatoes.

2.  Brush the steak with pure 100% cocoa powder, and simply griddle. This adds aroma and depth. Strongly worth a try. Serve with drizzles of almond butter.

Brush with Coaco Powder

Brush with Cocoa Powder

3.  Make up some garlic butter, by adding to a blender, a handful of parsley, 3-4 cloves of garlic, and some grass fed organic butter. Roll the butter, and refrigerate. When ready to cook the steak, simply add to a griddle pan, and pop a few slices of the garlic butter on top! Delicious!

4.  Smokey Spicey Hot. Take a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of chilli powder, a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and some salt and pepper to taste. Mix together and rub the steaks.  Serve with plenty of cooling guacamole.

5.  Mix together in a blender, a glug of apple cider, half a red chilli, a handful of coriander and a sprig of chopped mint.  Marinate the steak overnight and griddle.

Steak with Cocoa Powder

Steak with Cocoa Powder

6.  Mix crushed garlic, Italian herbs and olive oil, marinate and griddle.

7.  Lime, chopped chilli, garlic and coriander. Marinate! Boom!

8.  Griddle a steak with a bit of butter, and lots of black pepper. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, meanwhile, add a drop of red wine to make a delicious jus.

Medium Rare!! Perfection

Medium Rare!! Perfection

9.  Marinate the steak in a mixture of garlic, red onion, lime juice, chilli, thyme, coriander, oil and honey.

10. Chilli, ginger, garlic. Love this combination.

What’s your favourite Steak Combo?!


Paleo Polly

Great tasting food has always been my passion. Obsessed with cookbooks from a young ages I have enjoyed exploring the world of food, recipe by recipe. 2004, aged 20, I was reading Law at University; money was tight, and meals were often made up of vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, washed down with ample alcoholic beverages of choice. Always made from scratch, taste championed calorie content; many delicious creamy pastas and carb-loaded rice and pitta dishes were consumed.Being in my early twenties, I was quite capable of getting away with my not exactly nutritious diet, however following Law School I noticed that I’d put on a few pounds. Being a food lover, I became extremely interested in the power of food; its nutritional value, its healing, health benefits. I read pages and pages of nutritional information; I followed fitness blogs, and read health cookbooks. I then made the decision to turn paleo; I really tightened up my diet and saw amazing result. Most importantly however, eating the right food made me feel great. For the first time, I did not feel bloated, I felt energized, health issues cleared up. My skin was the best ever, I slept well at night. The Paleo Diet involves eating mainly vegetables and protein, with small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds. Eating Paleo is in essence eating the foods your body was designed to eat. The Paleo Diet mimics the diet that our hunter-gather ancestors ate; pre-agricultural revolution. My love of paleo, has brought me to my new found hobby; CrossFit and a combination of exercise and diet are an unbeatable solution. Paleo Polly is a blog dedicated to my journey. Although I am not a qualified nutritionist, my personal journey has enabled me to make great changes to my life and to my well-being. I would like to share my journey, and my life experiences and guide and assist anyone wanting to make a positive change.

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