My Favourite Animal Is…

“My favourite animal is steak”-Fran Lebowitz

I do apologize about the lack of real hands-on, do-it-yourself posts lately. It’s hard in the winter to get stuff done around the house, plus I am saving up my overtime for a big project in the near-distant future!

Today let us talk about steak. I LOVE steak. I grew up eating steak and that steak was rare. I now have a penchant for very, very rare red meat. I always order “blue-rare please”, much to the waiter or waitresses surprise. I distinctly remember being about eight years old and having a sleepover at a friends house. Her parents served steak for dinner- I didn’t recognize what was on my plate but I politely ate it. The next day I told my dad that my friends parents called something steak that was entirely different from what we call steak; he explained they had probably just cooked it a little longer than we do at home. Shock and awe….

I like steak with just a little seasoning most of the time- Arnies is the best, Montreal Steak would be a runner up I suppose. But when I marinate steak, the world is my oyster. I am going to share my recipe for the best ever marinated steak in the whole, wide, world and I hope you all copy it down and save it for a summer of grilling. Or if you are like me you grill all winter anyway, I had a path shovelled to my BBQ and it was a common occurrence to find myself in a parka and boots manning the grill! It’s simple but it is a doozy, locking in flavors, keeping the meat tender and providing a little zing to the taste buds!
Happy grilling!

Mich’s Fav. Steak Marinade

You will need….

  • The meat you are marinating (I am sure it would be good for pork and chicken too but I recommend steak!!)
  • 2 cloves of garlic-diced
  • 1/2 c of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of soy-sauce
  • The juice from a lemon (fresh about 1/4 cup)
  • about 8-10 shakes of Worcestershire sauce (give or take)
  • few good shakes of hot sauce (optional but I recommend)
  • 1.5 tbs dried basil
  • a good grind with the pepper mill
  • a couple shakes of the salt shaker
  • 1 heaping tbs grainy Dijon mustard (two of you love it like me!)

Combine about ingredients in small mixing bowl. Whisk until combined and pour over meat you plan to marinate. Cover and refrigerate for up to eight hours! Cook as desired and wow your guests and yourself with the simplicity of this recipe! Sometime I throw some in with individual pieces of meat and freeze in zip lock bags for an easy dinner…just take out in the morning and allow to thaw and marinate at the same time!

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