Friday, June 7, 2013

The Very Best Steak Marinade - Straight From Your Freezer!

Summer is officially here!  Maybe not according to the calendar, but school is out, and in my world that means that summer is here!  Hooray!  Huzzah!  We are doing all manner of happy dances around the N&N household these days.  We love summer around here!

And part of what makes summer so very, very great for me is the idea that we can COOK OUTSIDE!  Which translates to less clean up for me.  (At least, in theory.  Somehow it never seems to work out that way, but I still love grilling over cooking in my kitchen.)

So to help us all on our way to many, many evenings grilling outside, I am here with my very favorite steak marinade recipe!  Yum!

And just like that, here it is:

Start with 1/2 cup Red Wine:

To that, add 1/2 cup Soy Sauce:

Use low sodium if you want.  See if I care.  Also, notice how the soy sauce and red wine look pretty much exactly the same.  They aren't.  No matter how bad we wish they were.

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar:

3 Tablespoons Honey:

2-3 cloves of garlic (when in doubt, add more.  Always more garlic!):

 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion:

1/2 teaspoon Snider's Prime Rib Seasoning:

Don't have Snider's?  Use your favorite rub or meat seasoning mix.  But I'm telling you, this stuff is GOOD!  We use it on everything - steak, chicken, grilled veggies, you name it.  It's that good!  And if you are looking for it, it looks like this:

Mix it all up in a bowl, and dump it, along with your steak, in a ziplock freezer bag.  Maybe start with the steak first, like this:

I use flank steak with this recipe.  And honestly, I would rather not manhandle it into a ziplock, but we have to do what we have to do.

Now take that marinade and dump it in with the steak:

Seriously, try taking a picture while you're doing it.  Not as easy as one might think!

Why a freezer bag?  Because I tend to do 3 or 4 of these at a time and freeze them.  Just triple or quadruple the recipe and go.  Because as far as I'm concerned, the best way to save time in the kitchen is to have something already made!  Then anytime I want to have steak, I just take one out and it defrost it.  While it's defrosting, it's marinading!  By the time you grill it, it's been marinading all day and is AMAZING!

The end result looks something like this:

Which is to say, delicious.  In a raw meat sort of way.

Now you can either chuck that in the freezer for another day, or marinade it for a few hours and grill.  Either way, you won't be sorry.  And for extra goodness, save any leftovers and have them on an arugula salad the next day.  Seriously amazing.

Now get out there and enjoy your summer!  That's what I'm going to do!

Have a favorite marinade recipe?  Let's here it!

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  1. Yummy! Thank you so much! I can't wait to try this recipe.

  2. Yum, I can't wait to try this......looks fantastic!!

  3. Looks great, I need a good steak marinade, will give this a try! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  4. This looks great! I love grilling during the summer.

  5. Yum! I love a good marinade! Next time steak is on our menu I am going to try this:)

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