A different look at steak

It's beautiful out, and I plan on hanging on my back porch, watching the games, and grilling. The wife wants steak, but I'm not in the mood for plain steak. Anyone have any ideas for good marinades, rubs, sauces, pairing, etc to spice it up.

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bigpan March 23, 2014
Cook the steak however you wish. High heat grilling is my favorite.
Salt and fresh pepper is all you need.
What is the best side ?
A superb full bodied red !
(2 bottles are better than 1)
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Dave O. March 23, 2014
Bigpan, I like the way you think.
 
Dave O. March 23, 2014
Thanks guys, I did flank steak w the chimichurri with asparagus on the side. It was a hit.
 
DonnaCrocker March 22, 2014
Weber has an amazing bourbon marinade.
 
kimhw March 22, 2014
Au poivre. Or smothered in caramelized onions mushrooms and bleu cheese.
 
Sam1148 March 22, 2014
Read this article about how to salt a steak.
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/03/the-food-lab-more-tips-for-perfect-steaks.html
And I also vote for chimichurri. Which is also excellent on grilled halibut.
For side..maybe skip the potato and go with baked polenta fries.
and a side salad.
 
The L. March 22, 2014
Chimichurri is an excellent idea. This is my go to:
http://www.asadoargentina.com/chimichurri-recipe/
 
amysarah March 22, 2014
Amanda's Sugar Steak with Bourbon is easy and very good: http://food52.com/recipes/10252-sugar-steak-with-bourbon
I've done it with flank and also flat iron steak, both worked well.
 

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petitbleu March 22, 2014
It's nothing revolutionary, but a good, spicy chimichurri is my idea of the perfect accompaniment for steak. Use tons of parsley, as much fresh chile as you want (serrano or jalapeno are our favorites, but you could use pretty much any hot chile), plenty of garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt. In Argentina, this is used as both a marinade and a sauce, and it really compliments the rich, deep flavors of grilled red meat.
 
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