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20mins Meal: Grilled Steak with Mustard Sauce

20mins Meal: Grilled Steak with Mustard Sauce

Many people would think grilled steak is the best for the hot weather as it’s quick to be done without standing besides the hot stoves for too long. This dish is very versatile, suitable for any seasons throughout the year. The portion is sufficient for filling up your stomach with a balance of protein and fiber. Best of all, it contains so many flavors to entertain your taste buds.

20mins Meal: Grilled Steak with Mustard Sauce   Author: Christine Ho, best-selling cookbook author of “Easy Recipes – A Selection of Simple Classics” (written in both Chinese and English) . Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Western Print

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    To make the best grilled steak, your grill pan should be heated very hot before cooking the steak. You can marinate the steak a day ahead. The steak should be rest at room temperature at least for 10 minutes before cooking. If light soy sauce is not handy to you, you can just season your steak with salt and pepper. But the soy sauce would help keep your steak moist after grilling. Ingredients

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    • 220 gm rump steak (or sirloin steak), at room temperature
    • 3 potatoes, washed, with skin on, cut into 1½ cm dices
    • a knob of butter
    • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    • 6 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
    • 100 gm mixed salad vegetables

    Mustard sauce:.

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    • 2 Tbsp whole egg mayonnaise sauce
    • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
    • 1 tsp water
    • ½ tsp sugar

    Marinade:

    • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine or sherry wine
    • pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Coat the steak with the marinade evenly and leave for about 5 minutes.
    2. Cook diced potatoes into salted boiling water for about 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Drain well.
    3. Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over high heat for 3 minutes. Add butter and oil. When the butter starts to melt, cook the steak over medium high heat, for 4 minutes each side for medium-rare, or until cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm.
    4. While cooking the steak, mix all the ingredients of mustard sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
    5. Add the mushrooms in the pan and cook until tender. Add the cooked potatoes and stir them to absorb all the juice and bits left in the pan. Season the mushrooms and potatoes with salt and pepper.
    6. Slice the beef and divide them onto serving plates, on top of the salad vegetables, with mushroom and potato dices, drizzle over mustard sauce and serve.
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      Last Updated on January 21, 2020

      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

        Why You Need a Vision

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        How to Create Your Life Vision

        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

        What Do You Want?

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        Some tips to guide you:

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        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

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        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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        Plan Backwards

        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
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        Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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