Tuesday, February 24, 2009
COOKING BISON STEAKS
In my continuing quest for healthy alternatives I bought some bison steak to try out. I had heard it could be dry, due to lack of fat. Lack of fat good, dry not so good. In order to keep it moist I decided to marinade it in something. Initially wasn't sure what but then remembered many years ago using a simple soy sauce and five spice combination to marinade duck breasts. It was good then so thought it worth trying on the bison.
I just added a tsp of the five spice powder and about 1/4 cup soy sauce together and put the bison steak into it for an hour before cooking. I decided it best to cook it on a high heat quickly to flavour the outside and hopefully keep the inside from drying out. This seemed to be a good decision as it turned out just as I had hoped. It was nicely seared on the outside and moist inside and the flavour was good.
I served it with sweet potato mash and grilled asparagus. I like to bake the sweet potato and then mash. It has a better flavour than boiling it, which seems to take forever. With the leftover marinade I let it boil for a minute and drizzled it around the plate. A perfectly acceptable plate of food was delivered to the table. It was tasty and will most definitely be on my menu again.
It is always good when healthy meets tasty, you don't feel you are missing out on anything.