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On the blog of bell' alimento, there is a new Nutella Challenge, which I was very interested in doing. The challenge is about finding 101 ways to use Nutella! Unfortunately, I am quite challenged in the baking department, which seems to be the go-to thing for something sweet like Nutella, but I wanted to take part in the fun! So I was brainstorming, trying to figure out how I can use Nutella, and it dawned on me! My favorite thing to make is STEAK! How can I use this to make a steak marinade?
I must admit, I spent a good day and a half trying to think of what I should put in this marinade! What complements the sweet and glorious goodness of Nutella? What works with its consistency? After much thought, the list and photo(s) below illustrate my brainchild.
Nutella Marinated Steaks
2 strip steaks
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 TBS Nutella
1/4 cup espresso (I used instant)
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Lemon juice from half of a lemon
1. Saute the onions in a pan over medium high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. In a food processor, mix together the Nutella, olive oil, espresso (you have to make it before hand!), cooked onions, squeezed juice from half of a lemon, and the cayenne and cumin. Mix together until it appears to be well blended. Then, marinade the steak between 6 hours to overnight. (I chose overnight).
2. Put the steak on a grill (or griddle! whatever you have to work with!) Cook the steak for 5 minutes on one side and 4 on the other! Voila! A steak with a Nutella Marinade!!!!!! Initially, I was going to wait until the September challenge to post mine, but I became to excited and squeezed mine in at the end of the month!
3. I drizzled some of the leftover marinade on the steak.
I must admit, this was delicious. At the first bite, you taste the Nutella, but shortly thereafter, you get the kick of the cayenne! I am so excited about this recipe, and I hope that you will be, too!