This recipe, or rather the method, was suggested to me by my agent Ed Victor, and so is known familiarly as Ed's Tender Rump. The method is this: instead of marinading the meat before cooking, you marinade it after -- and it really does keep it extraordinarily tender. Please feel free to play around with the herbs; I think Ed himself uses oregano rather than the thyme I love. I love this with broccoletti or those leggy tenderstem broccoli. A couple of packets, lightly cooked and then drained and placed in the marinade after the beef's out and sliced, is the most heavenly accompaniment. And I can't tell you how good both steak and broccoli are cold later.
Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson
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Steak Slice with Lemon and Thyme
Total:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 rump steak (1-inch thick) weighing approximately 1 pound 4 ounces
  • Oil, for greasing
  • 5 stalks fresh thyme to give 1 tablespoon of stripped leaves
  • 2 bruised cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • Good grinding fresh pepper

Directions

Cut away the fat from around the edge of the steak while you heat a griddle or pan.

Brush the steak with oil to prevent it sticking to the griddle or pan, and then cook for 3 minutes a side plus 1 minute each side turned again (this gives you pretty griddle marks) for desirably rare meat; the lemon in the post-hoc marinade 'cooks' it a little more.

While the steak is cooking, place the thyme leaves, garlic, oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper in a wide shallow dish.

Once the steak is cooked, place it in the dish of marinade for 4 minutes a side, before removing it to a board and slicing thinly on the diagonal.

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