i am a busy lady. between working a full time job, going to school two nights a week, working out, occasionally picking up shifts at Whole Foods Market, and sustaining a normal social life, i sometimes have a hard time cramming amazing dinners into my schedule. however, with a little creativity and determination, one can accomplish anything.
i thought i would share my latest creation: garlic thyme steak (or salmon, which i made myself since i don’t eat beef or pork). this is such an easy marinade that you can prepare the night before or in the morning of. i also paired this with a couple baked potatoes & some steamed lemon butter broccoli, which take little effort. here are the recipes:
Garlic Thyme Steak/Salmon
- 2 6-8 ounce round steaks or salmon
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons of fresh thyme
using a baking dish, combine the garlic, olive oil, and thyme. throw your steak or salmon into the mixture and marinate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours). make sure to flip the steak/salmon a few times to ensure thorough marinating on both sides.
to cook, place steak/salmon in a skillet or on the grill. cook each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
REMEMBER: baked potatoes take a long time to cook in the oven. scrub and prick your potatoes with a fork several times, then wrap them in foil. preheating your oven to 425 degrees, bake your potatoes for 45-50 minutes. during the last 15minutes of baking your potatoes, throw your washed and cut broccoli into a pan with a steam until your potatoes are done. during the last 10 minutes of baking your potatoes, begin cooking your marinate steak/salmon.
unsure of how to steam vegetables? check out this video!
***SHORT ON TIME? microwave your potatoes! after scrubbing & pricking your potatoes with a fork several times, place on a microwavable plate and cook for 5 minutes in your microwave. turn over, then cook for another 5 minutes. when the potatoes is soft, remove from the microwave, slice open, and add your favorite ingredients (butter, sour cream, cheese, chopped bacon, green onions, etc!)
when your baked potatoes are done, remove from oven. place your steamed broccoli in a large bowl and add a tablespoon of butter, a squeezed lemon, and a little salt & pepper to taste. prepare your baked potatoes as desired, add some steamed lemon broccoli, and place your cooked steak or salmon (top off with the remaining marinade from your baking dish) on your plate. ENJOY!!!