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GIVE IT A GO: Faulker's Balsamic Soy Marinade.

IF YOU have the January blues one of the best ways to put a smile back on your face is by cooking yourself a delicious treat.

IF YOU have the January blues one of the best ways to put a smile back on your face is by cooking yourself a delicious treat.

There is something uplifting about char-grilling a steak - whether you favour rib-eye or rump, the secret to success is a well-flavoured marinade and knowing how to cook it to your liking. Best of all steak is low in calories and high in protein.

There is something uplifting about char-grilling a steak - whether you favour rib-eye or rump, the secret to success is a well-flavoured marinade and knowing how to cook it to your liking. Best of all steak is low in calories and high in protein.

Celebrity MasterChef 2010 champion and actress Lisa Faulkner shares one of her marinades here, made with her favourite Kikkiman soy sauce: Celebrity MasterChef 2010 champion and actress Lisa Faulkner shares one of her marinades here, made with her favourite Kikkiman soy sauce: Lisa Faulkner's Balsamic Soy Marinade Makes enough to marinate four large beef steaks. Says Lisa: "I like to use sirloin but this will work with any steak."

Lisa Faulkner's Balsamic Soy Marinade Makes enough to marinate four large beef steaks. Says Lisa: "I like to use sirloin but this will work with any steak."

Prep time: 5 mins plus 30 mins marinating Cooking time: 5-7 mins " Prep time: 5 mins plus 30 mins marinating Cooking time: 5-7 mins Per serving (for marinade only): 138 calories, 11.6g fat, 1.6g saturates, 4.9g sugar, 2.8g salt Per serving (for marinade only): 138 calories, 11.6g fat, 1.6g saturates, 4.9g sugar, 2.8g salt INGREDIENTS: 4 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped INGREDIENTS: 4 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped METHOD: 1. Pour the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together. Pour over steaks and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if possible. Drain the steaks, reserving the marinade and cook on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking.

METHOD: 1. Pour the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together. Pour over steaks and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if possible. Drain the steaks, reserving the marinade and cook on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking.

2. Transfer the steaks to a plate to rest then pour the remaining marinade into the pan to deglaze. Let the mixture bubble away for a minute or so until glossy, then pour over the steaks. Slice the steaks and serve with a crisp green salad.

2. Transfer the steaks to a plate to rest then pour the remaining marinade into the pan to deglaze. Let the mixture bubble away for a minute or so until glossy, then pour over the steaks. Slice the steaks and serve with a crisp green salad.

| See Lisa, left, cook up her balsamic soy marinade and her soy chilli marinade on her web videos at kikkoman.co.uk | See Lisa, left, cook up her balsamic soy marinade and her soy chilli marinade on her web videos at kikkoman.co.uk
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
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Date:Jan 11, 2014
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