Whenever friends come for a meal, I never make a steak. Steak, as good as it is, seems too simple to serve, too much like something my friends might have made for themselves during the week. But we were six at the table a couple of weeks ago and the main course was steak and – you know the punchline – Everyone loved it!
Because I wanted to make the steak a little special, I marinated it in a mix of soy and ginger, garlic, a pinch of sugar and some Thai curry paste. It was a 2-second job to put together the marinade, but it paid off in big (very big) flavor. While the steak was cooking, a heated the marinade and presto-chango, it became a sauce. Boy it was good!
The story and recipe are here. They’re one of my Everyday Dorie columns for Washington Post Food.
Photograph by Goran Kosanovic for the Washington Post.