So, this is what I came up with… Easy, fast and impressive enough for Friday night with the girls!
Vodka-Marinated Steak with Dilled Potatoes and Broccolette
For the steak:
2 pounds of a marinating steak – Use what your budget can afford. The vodka, while not adding loads of flavour on its own, will tenderize the most miserable of meats.
1/2 cup vodka
1 tablespoon maldon salt
1 tablespoon herbes de provence (or 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp sage and 1/2 tsp rosemary… or what you have in the cupboard!)
~20 cracks of pepper
4 cloves of garlic
Smash the garlic. Add your salt and herbs. Dump in your vodka. Crack that pepper. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a plastic bag, then smush your meat around in it. Let this sit overnight (or longer).
Nigella has a vodka-marinated steak using fresh herbes, more vodka and some oil. Check it out in Feast.