This is like steak++. The marinade makes the steak taste steakier. Sooo tasty and good.
1 chunk of steak (3 -5 oz each person)
couple sprigs fresh thyme
1 - 2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup or so red wine
2 tbsp olive oil
Place the thyme (washed, if it just came out of your garden) in a large ziploc bag. Bash it, through the bag, with the butt end of a knife, to release the tasty oils. Add the garlic cloves, slightly smooshed. Add the olive oil, red wine, salt & pepper (you'll probably want about 1/2 tsp of each). Squish it around a bit, then throw the steak in, and leave it sealed up for a few hours in the fridge.
When you're ready to cook the steak, remove it from the bag, brush off any clingy garlic or thyme, pat it dry, brush on a little more olive oil, and throw it in a frying pan or grill on medium heat. Cook until done, whatever done is for you.
Serve with whatever you like with steak. We had some tasty asparagus with it last night. Potatoes would have been good too, but I didn't get home until 8 and they take a while to cook, so it was a bit of an inadvertently Atkins meal.