Secret Ingredient Steak

So for some special occasion recently when my husband and I had a date night, because 3 kids aged 4 and under make that a novelty, I asked him if he wanted to go to the local steak house.  When he said no, I got worried he wasn't feeling good.  This is a man that likes to eat meat with a side of meat and have meat for dessert.  Then he gave me the best compliment ever about my cooking, or he was just buttering me up to stop pushing vegetables on him.  But anyway, he said that I marinate the best steak ever so there's no reason to go get steak anywhere.  In case you think he's biased, I do have a relative that told me I should bottle the marinade and sell it, but I thought it was too simple: 3 ingredients couldn't get any easier.  Still, I haven't shared the recipe until now just to keep an illusion of gourmet when I make it for others.

But I'm going to let you in on the secret, which Wailani's and the steak recipe have in common- Alaea salt.  I'm sure many of you have heard of the trendy Pink Himalayan Salt.  I love the idea of 84 minerals and elements, but prefer to support the great products of the USA and since Hawaii's Alaea salt has 80 minerals and elements, I don't think I'm missing out on too much.  These great nutrients have wonderful consumption as well as topical benefits, which is why I use it in the Salty Hibiscus Body Scrub.


While the Alaea salt in the Scrub is the plain version. I use a seasoned mix in the recipe.  And to keep it super simple, I buy the Seasoned Alaea Salt and don't mix it myself.  To give you an idea of just some of the seasonings in it that add the awesome flavor to this steak, there is Alaea salt, garlic, parsley, pepper, thyme, cumin, paprika, and crushed chili pepper.  See, this would sound like a really complicated recipe if you were mixing the seasoning yourself, but since I'm not, I just call it my amazing secret ingredient that takes your steak to the next level.


Secret Ingredient Steak

Seasoned Alaea Salt

Brown Sugar

Worcestershire Sauce


Pick your favorite cut of steak (pictured is Filet Mignon).  Rub equal amounts of Seasoned Alaea Salt and brown sugar on both sides of the meat and drip Worcestershire sauce on both sides to cover the surface of the steak.  Let sit for 30 minutes.


Grill to desired wellness.  Pictured is medium to medium-rare and for the thickness of the steak was grilled on high 4-5 minutes per side.