Oven Steak with Sweet Potato and Onion

The weather is extremely hot, ideally I won't be cooking steak; but it's the weekend and I do have some steak in the freezer that should probably get attended to.

I certainly do not want messy oil splattering (having no kitchen exhaust hood or fan), nor would I enjoy standing in front of a hot pan. My solution is to turn to my lovely multi-functional, portable oven, again. 

I have:
2 slices of 1.5-cm-thick steak, completely thawed
4 sweet potatoes small, cut into thin wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

In a roasting dish, I mixed:
Handful of rosemary & thyme
Sprinkle of salt & pepper
2 tablespoons rice bran oil

I then put the meat slices, sweet potato and onion wedges in the dish, coating all over with the herb and oil mix, and marinate for 1 hour or so.

Set the oven to 230ºC, put the dish in then turn the temperature down to 200ºC. Cook for 8 minutes, flip the steak, then cook for another 8 minutes. The cooking time was my rough estimation, and a gamble for sure, but the doneness was exactly how I wanted it, yay!

No problem with the sweet potato either as they do cook quite easily, and no par-boil required.

This got me a medium rare doneness - as pictured above. I'd kept the fat layer on when cooking to stop meat from drying too fast so to keep it juicy, but I do remove it when eating.

Obviously on a hot day like this I'm not going to bother with preparing gravy, some Chimichurri sauce does the job as well.


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