Caribbean Style Grilled Steaks
4 strip loin steaks
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp ginger, finely minced
1/2 cup dark rum
1 tsp brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
1 Tbsp jerk seasoning (optional)
1 mango, peeled and cut into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices
2 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat grill to medium.
Combine garlic, ginger, rum, brown sugar, lime juice and jerk seasoning in a shallow baking dish. Add steaks, turning to coat evenly and let marinate 1-2 hours.
Toss fruit gently with the oil. Grill or sauté fruit until lightly browned and fragrant. Keep warm.
Drain steaks and grill until desired doneness – approximately 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
Arrange on plates accompanied by the grilled fruit.
If desired reserve marinade and bring to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced and thickened. Spoon over steaks
You can replace the dark rum with Pepsi or Coke and omit or reduce the sugar.