The next time you find yourself in the mood for a steak do one thing first:
Buy Alderwood Smoked Salt.
We recently rubbed our steaks with alderwood smoked salt (and fresh cracked pepper), which was seriously brilliant. This salt adds a nice smokiness to the steak without compromising the flavor of the meat. Along with the pepper it creates a nice crust on the outside, while the inside remains nice and pink.
We served our steaks with a side of baked Japanese Frites dipped in spicy mayonnaise. The recipe calls for Shichimi Togarashi to sprinkle over the frites, but I couldn’t find it at the store. I substituted Seto Fumi Furikake – a blend of shaved bonito, sesame seeds and seaweed.
These sweet potatoes, with the salty fishiness of the Seto Fumi Furikake and the spiciness from the chile garlic sauce, created an amazing blend of flavors. I quite enjoyed these frites!
And the lovely side salad you see? I completely ignored it. I usually don’t finish a steak, but I ravaged this one.