This is one of my go-to recipes when grilling steaks for dinner and understandably it’s a huge hit in our home. With the insane prices for ‘good’ beef these days, I like using homemade dressings to add flavor and flair to cheaper cuts of meat (what my budget can accommodate). After blowing-up Instagram with an image of my freshly grilled steak.. pretty-up with this dressing, it was insisted that I share the recipe.
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
2 birds eye pepper (no seeds – chopped)
2 scallions (green parts – chopped)
1 medium shallot (diced finely)
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
lemon juice (1 lemon)
Feta cheese (as much as you like)
- finely chop the green parts of the scallion, bird’s eye pepper and shallot
- grate the ginger
- add all the ingredients (except the cheese) into a mixing bowl and give it a good whisk
- crumble in the cheese and give it a gentle mix so you don’t break up the cheese too much. I like to get little pieces of cheese on my steak.. but you can tailor it to a more smooth sauce if you so desire.
- after you’ve mixed everything then taste for salt and adjust, as the cheese will add a salty element to the overall taste as well.
Grill your stakes and while it’s still a little warm, go on with the dressing. The slight residual heat will awaken the flavors of the dressing. You can certainly make a double batch of this and store it in the fridge for a week or so. Without the cheese it’s also an amazing marinade for steaks, chicken and even seafood (shrimp and fish). * Do remember that the ginger, mustard and bird’s eye pepper will cause this to be spicy.