Thursday, January 12, 2012

#51 New Recipes: Brian's Awesome Steak Marinade

Now, I need to start this post by saying that I have no idea who Brian is. I got this recipe off of Pinterest (surprise surprise). But whoever Brian is, he really does have an awesome steak marinade.

I am halfway through my Day Zero Goal of making 30 recipes that I've never made before, and it makes me really happy! I feel like I've been branching out a lot more and that making new recipes is something that's going to continue long after this goal is completed. But I've also found a few recipes that I'm going to make over and over again, and Brian's Awesome Steak Marinade is one of them.

1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 garlic cloves crushed or finely minced

Directions: combine all ingredients thoroughly and use as marinade. If marinating steaks, marinate overnight (about 12-14 hours) before grilling.

So easy, right?! And so delicious. Also, not that expensive. You can really use any kind of steaks. I used cheap-o "grilling" steaks from Safeway, on sale. Under $10 for a package of 3 steaks. Fantastic!

Mix the ingredients:

I went ahead and mixed them in a container that I have a top for, so that I could just seal the steaks into it and leave them in the fridge overnight.

Add steak:

Don't leave them hanging out like this, I only did it for the purpose of the picture. As soon as I was done taking the picture, I shoved them back down into the marinade. If you want to make sure that they're going to get the flavor through and through, before putting them in a marinade stick them with a fork on both sides a couple of times. That way the marinade will have an easier time going into the center of the meat, using the punctures made by the fork.

After a night in my fridge they're ready for grilling! Now, since we don't have a real grill, I used my George Foreman for the first time:
See that brown color? That's from the marinade. So it's going to be a little harder to know when your steaks are done. You need to watch the juices running from it (and make sure that you aren't just seeing the excess marinade running off) or use a meat thermometer. I kept the steaks on for about 4 minutes, which got them to a nice Medium temperature.
Served with Asian Garlic Green Beans and Pasta-Roni Fettucini Alfredo.

Chef Hubby was surprised and delighted with the steak. Very tasty. And definitely going to be one of my go-to steak recipes from now on!

CH: Very successful dinner!
Me: I love Pinterest.
CH: I love that you love Pinterest.

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing! I'll have to have The Hubs try this, he loves steaks!!