Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This is blog post #296 and I've got something very VERY special planned for #300. That'll be right around the corner, so hang around friends and see what kind of exciting excitement this post will bring us?

Did you know the year 300 was a leap year? Fascinating!

I cant leave you with nothing (although I'd love to make 3 more short pointless blogs just to get to the big & special surprise), so here's a new recipe for a yummy steak marinade! Gone are the days of Dale's super salty serum!

Firehall Steak Marinade
(Sorry, no pictures... I ate the results!)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, peeled & halved
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp Montreal Steak seasoning
1 tsp Dried Mustard
1 tsp Ginger, fresh & grated
1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce

Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized plastic bag & shake to combine. Marinate steaks for at least an hour, but can be left overnight. Makes enough marinade for 4 steaks. Enjoy!

The first time I made it, I completely forgot the garlic and it still turned out alright. Also, soy sauce can be subbed in for teriyaki if you are out. The sugar helps the steaks to get a nice caramelization on the grill, but also gives a negligible sweetness to the steak. I found it to be a nice flavor complement to the smoky/salty-ness going on, but my husband requested that I cut back on the brown sugar next time around. Make it your own! Great for chicken and pork tenderloin as well!

Completely unrelated to anything in this post: I'm counting down the hours and minutes until Passion 2011/Fort Worth this weekend. Yes I'm going. Be jealous. Pictures and firsthand accounts to come!


Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Yum! That sounds really, really good.

Sophisticated Steps

Allison said...

What do you think about a September visit from the Taylor Trio?

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