Grilled steak sliced on wooden cutting board
Vanilla Deserves A Spot In Your Next Steak Dish
Vanilla is not often included in savory recipes, but it can enhance the flavor and aroma of a steak. It highlights the meat’s depth of flavor for a sweet and savory contrast.
Vanilla's delicate floral and woody notes work wonders on steak in a marinade. It imbues the meat with the spice’s creamy, floral aroma to heighten the beefy flavors.
Add a bit of vanilla extract to a marinade and soak the steak for at least a few hours. You can also finish the steak with a vanilla-infused hollandaise or balsamic reduction.
If you want to get a little more creative, you can use fragrant vanilla seeds in a meat rub, crush the seeds into sea salt to make vanilla salt, or make a vanilla compound butter.