June 20, 2009

Steaky McSteakerson

I stumbled upon a really good recipe for a steak marinade. Literally, I found it while using the StumbleUpon plugin. It was entitled "Best Steak Marinade in Existence."

Of course, I can't follow a recipe without fiddling with it, and ended up making my own modifications. So, I present to you my version. I suspect this would actually be a good marinade for chicken as well, although I would only marinate chicken for a couple of hours, rather than 8 hours.

This recipe worked best where the tips were slightly charred, like a blackened steak but not super-spicy like a Cajun recipe.

Steaky McSteakerson Sirloin Tips Marinade

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or other oil)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons "Italian Seasoning" (a mix of Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3+ cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Adolph's Meat Tenderizer (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Add steak tips (around 1-2 lbs) to bowl and toss to cover. Or, add steak tips to ziplock bag and pour marinade over tips.

Place in refrigerator for 8 hours. If using a ziplock bag, turn the bag over 4 hours in to help evenly distribute the marinade.

Fire up grill to high heat. Oil grill to prevent sticking, then add tips. Continue to grill over high heat, turning tips when they are slightly charred on the outside. the charred bits are delicious. The ton of spices tend to stick to the tips. As they blacken, they release an incredible aroma and flavor.

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Posted by James at June 20, 2009 11:22 AM
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It's good.

Posted by: Julie at June 20, 2009 4:09 PM

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