Thursday, January 21, 2010

Marinated London Broil

Because I only get meats that are "natural" (not fed growth hormones or antibiotics) my menus are planned around what the grocery store had available, not what sounds good. I found myself with a really nice piece of meat labeled "London Broil" and it looked great but I didn't know what to do with it.

After doing a little internet research, I found that London Broil actually refers more to the way the meat is cooked, rather than the cut of meat. Who knew? I also found the following recipe and everyone loved it, so I thought I'd share it with you.

1/2 Cup salad oil (I didn't have a clue what salad oil was so I used olive oil. LOL - it worked)
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon each - salt, marjoram, thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup fresh parsley (I used 1 teaspoon dried)

Mix it together, pour into Ziploc bag with the meat and rotate the meat every few hours. The recipe suggested marinating for 6 hours but Hubby ended up having to work the evening I'd originally planned on fixing this. It marinaded twenty-four hours and none of the flavors were too strong.

Preheat broiler, place meat in oven on rack that is 3" below the broiler. Broil for 8 minutes on each side for rare. I cooked one piece that way for Hubby and Kidlet, then fixed a second piece for myself which I cooked on each side for a little over 10 minutes. Both pieces were very tender and tasted yummy!!!

Only 1 more "get up" for this week. Hope it's a great day for everyone!!

Peace and love,


Lu said...

Yum, this sounds great! I bet it was delicious. I've done a london broil before using salsa as a marinade, then grilling the meat for about 10 minutes per side. Yummy, and the tomatoes help to tenderize the meat.

Yipee, only one more "get up". LOL Sleeping in is so much fun, even if it's only an extra hour.

Have a great night!


Liza said...

This sounds really wonderful! I've never tried fixing a london broil before, but might give it a shot.