Sunday, April 11, 2010

His best marinade for beef yet....


If you have read my blog before, you know that my husband loves to create marinades. Check out my marinades tag for his creations. You won't find any store bought marinades in our kitchen, and really, creating your own isn't hard. Once you build up your pantry and spice cabinet, the possibilities are endless.

I was out for the day last Sunday so Jon cooked - grilled beef and veggie kabobs with grilled baby bok choy. He created what is, by far, his best marinade for beef to date.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic, run over the microplane, minced, or pressed
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin
  • 1.5 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder

He marinated kabob sized pieces of sirloin steak for about 8 hours. We made 8 kabobs with the beef, peppers, mushrooms, and red onions, and we ate every last one! They were so good - a touch sweet at first, yet the flavors were so complex and even had a kick at the end.

Here are the kabobs.... they are in a glass dish on a dark wood table. Not the best picture, but these were the last 2 kabobs so I had to point and snap quickly before they were gone!



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4 comments:

Sharon said...

This looks so good!! We love making our own marinades too. This one sounds delicious!!

Suzanne said...

oh, wow, you're not kidding. this is hands down the best marinade i've made in years. used it on some grass-fed organic local steak tips. amazing. thank you thank you thank you for posting this.

Anonymous said...

These turned out to be quite tasty. I did not have chili garlic sauce on hand, so I substituted black bean garlic sauce. Thank you for the recipe! Sherry T. in Union, KY

Anonymous said...

These turned out to be quite tasty. I did not have chili garlic sauce on hand, so I substituted black bean garlic sauce. Thank you for the recipe! Sherry T. in Union, KY