Friday, May 24, 2013

Marinated Steak Tippi Hedren

Steak Tips

This will be a short one - let's face it, there's not much to a great steak tips recipe. To a large degree, the less you do when you're grilling steak tips the better, though a good steak tips marinade really adds a lot. So who is Tippi Hedren? She was the star of The Birds who went on to work with famous hollywood hack Ed Wood. If you've never seen Plan 9 from Outer Space, you should open a new tab right now and look him up, he's hilarious. So, without further ado, the grilled steak tips.
Here's what you'll need:

Look at that. Delicious.


  • 1lb steak tips
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1" chunk of ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 packet sazon goya (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)


The sazon goya, which you can usually find in the latin section of your grocery store, is optional because it's basically msg with a little bit of additional flavoring and a ton of orange food coloring. People are very suspicious of msg, I know I was at first, but apparently it's really not bad for you, and it makes for delicious recipes.

Whether you opt for the sazon or not, mix everything but the steak together in a bowl to make the steak tips marinade. Try to really mix the marinade up with a fork, the honey takes a minute or two to really mix with the other ingredients. Once everything's mixed up - you guessed it - you put everything together in a plastic bag with the steak tips. Ideally you should use a big zip-lock, but if you don't happen to have one lying around you can use two normal plastic bags in a pinch. Make sure you wash them out, and be careful about it. The last thing you want is a ton of steak juice and marinade leaking out of the holes you missed in the bottom of your bags. Put the zip-lock bag or plastic bag or whatever kind of bag you decided to use to marinate your steak tips in the fridge and wait about an hour and a half. You can wait longer and they'll probably get even better, but we were hungry. Real talk? I'm not even sure we waited the full hour and a half.

Now that you're done waiting (and probably salivating), throw those suckers on the grill! Ideally you only want to flip your steak tips once. If they start getting blackened on the outside before they're ready to be turned, your grill is probably too hot. Wait about 5 minutes, maybe less, after you put them on the grill, flip the steak tips, and then wait about another 5 minutes. This will get them to about the medium-rare to medium range. Even if you like your steak on the rare side, most people like their steak tips a little bit more cooked. If they're super red on the inside, they're going to be a lot chewier than normal steak.

And that's it, eat your steak tips! They go fantastically with olive oil fried green beans covered in salt and pepper and some red wine. Or even a lot of red wine. By the way, I know we promised a recipe for you non-grill-owners. It's coming soon, we already made it and we even have the pictures! For now though, you'll just have to imagine how delicious those steak tips are. Till next time.

"Take her, just leave my steak tips."

1 comment:

  1. looks delicious, but there's not much beef to be had in New Delhi... Probably good with lamb, too, right?