Here's what you'll need for this meal:
~ Strip steak
~ Soy sauce
~ Garlic (jarred or crushed)
~ Whatever fresh herb you have on had (wait for it - OREGANO!)
Place the raw steak in a zip-lock bag. Pour in an ample amount of soy sauce. Not only does soy sauce add a delicious flavor to meat, but it also tenderizes steak! One of my favorite meals as a child was my mom's soy-sauce steak over buttered toast - read about it here! (And pardon the photo - that was before I had a camera with a "food" setting!)
Put about a teaspoon of garlic into the bag along with a sprig of whatever herb you might want - seriously - the herb could really vary anywhere from rosemary to sage to marjoram to thyme - the sky (er... earth?) is the limit!
Let the steak marinate in the refrigerator while you get some work done. Get the steak out before you're ready to cook so it has time to get back up to room temperature.
Preheat a toaster oven or other heating apparatus on broil at about 375-400 degrees. Put the steak - marinade, herbs and all - onto a tin foil lining and broil for around 5 minutes or until it's cooked to your preference.
I served the steak with some leftover ratatouille - a perfect pairing for the savory flavors of the salty soy sauce and zesty garlic! Naturally, I also had a glass of French Maid with it... Hey - I'm snowed in - give me some credit for varying the ingredients on hand!
Yours in the love of good food and wine,
The blogger is not an experienced chef. She takes no responsibility for the quality of the meals prepared while following her advice. Use your own judgment regarding cooking times and proper food handling.