Summer seems to be here to stay in the UK, which is a cause for celebration and to have barbecues! Now whilst you can’t beat the tried and tested beefburger and sausage on a BBQ I do love to vary things a bit, and I can’t get enough of a beautifully cooked steak done over a barbecue fire.
I’ve already written about bavette (beef skirt) steak, and how it is little-known in the UK, but is actually the butcher’s secret as it’s one of the cheapest cuts of beef and the tastiest – do check it out! Not only is bavette steak delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy and quick to cook to perfection.
Talking of cooking on the barbecue, do go and read my tips about getting the best out of your BBQ in my recent blog post on Homemade BBQ beefburgers.
- Beef - 400g (bavette, skirt steak)
- Olive oil - 4 tbsp
- Rosemary - 1 tsp (heaped)
- Garlic - 4 cloves (crushed)
- Prepare the marinade by mixing the crushed garlic, olive oil and rosemary in a container with a lid
- Add the bavette steaks, season to taste, stir well, close the lid and store in the fridge for several hours
- Cook the meat on the BBQ on a very high heat for about 2-3 mn on each side (or according to taste)
- Cover for 5 mn before cutting and serving
Get a big container with a lid ready. Get all your ingredients ready.
Prepare the marinade by mixing the crushed garlic, olive oil and rosemary in a container that has a lid.
Add the bavette steaks, season to taste, stir well and store in the fridge for several hours.
At the beginning of your BBQ, when it's the hottest, put the bavette steaks on the grill. The olive oil from the marinade will start dripping into the embers, making it even hotter with maybe even some flames. Cook the steaks above these to flame-grill them, or move them elsewhere on the barbecue if you don't like this style of cooking.
The grilling should take about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Once the steaks are cooked, put them to one side on a plate with some foil on them, and a tea towel over the top. Leave them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Adjust the cooking duration to get the meat done the way you like it; the time indicated here will give you a steak cooked the way we like it - nice and juicy inside (as you can see in the first picture).
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