Steak with peas, mashed potatoes and simple slaw.

Image going to a brand new butcher shop and asking for a nice steak to broil in the oven or grill on the B.B.Q.

“Sorry, we don’t sell beef.”

Sigh, I must be in Eastern Europe. Pork and chicken are the bosses in this part of the world, lamb is for special occasions.


Summer has come and Sunny Beach has exploded with tourists which means some supermarkets are now carrying beef! Below is a picture of a Bulgarian “steak”, which cut, I’m not exactly sure but I’d like to name it “I let my 3 year old butcher this with a butter knife” steak cut.




I marinated the steak overnight (I always use this marinade, it’s good):

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • pepper

In a very hot pan with oil and butter, sear the steak on all sides then place in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.


Mashed potatoes:

Boil potatoes, mash with a ton of butter. I topped my with green peas and a dollop of sour cream.



Finely sliced red onion, green cabbage, olive oil, fresh lemon and course salt.