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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mar. 18 - Best. Steak. Ever.

My dad came for a visit today, and I haven't seen him since his birthday in late December?! My mom is in Texas for a few days visiting her family, so I told him I'd make sure he had at least one good dinner while she was gone (she's away for five days). It's always been a family joke that I am a bad cook (check out my food fail post and it will explain why), so I wanted to prove that I've grown in talent.

I bought a few steaks and asparagus from Wegmans yesterday, and also made some mashed potatoes. Usually, I just slap on a little olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic onto my steaks and have the boy grill them up, but instead, I decided to marinade them. Now, I didn't want anything too thick or distinct in flavor - I like the meat to do the talking, so to speak. Nothing annoys me more than having to slather on A1 or BBQ sauce because the meat has no flavor.

I found a marinade on one of my favorite sites (All Recipes) and edited it to suit our tastes. The result? The Best. Steak. Ever. Even my dad agreed that it was, by far, the most delicious marinade. I also used a little marinade on the asparagus and grilled it. Again, the perfect flavor - light, but juicy. I highly recommend you try this!

Best. Marinade. Ever.
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon concentrated lemon juice (or 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

  1. Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Knead bag to mix ingredients.
  2. Place steaks inside bag and marinate for up to 8 hours (I did 4 hours and they were perfect).
  3. Feel free to use some of the marinade on your veggies - it tastes great! Have I mentioned that?!


Steaven Hoover said...

First of all thank you very much to all of you for entertaining me as well as feeding me. I have to say with all honesty and sincerity possible, it was the best marinade I ever had on a Steak. And no I'm not saying that because you're my daughter, it was that good. Purchasing Steaks from Wegman's is a much better choice than say, Wal-mart. So not only did you make a great choice for the marinade you also did by purchasing perfect steaks that enabled the marinade to enhance the taste of those steaks. I'm proud of you. One other thing, the Asparagus on the grill was a great touch. When you allowed me to put them in the marinade it brought out the flavor of the asparagus too. And you did a fine job on the mashed potatoes, your Mom's specialty. All in all with the great weather, excellent company and kids having fun it was a nice trip. Thanks again for having me. I love you Erica.

Chris said...

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Grilled steak and asparagus is one of my favorite meals! I agree, A1 on a steak (out of necessity) is a crime.

Anne said...

This marinade looks amazing and your blog is so great- thanks for saying hello!

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