Steak Marinade

Yo, the other day I bought myself a prime cut NY strip steak. I put a lot of care and love into the preparation and it paid off with the satisfaction of my taste buds and stomach. I would have to say that it was the best steak I have personally ever cooked and it was a perfect¬†medium rare about 135 degrees when a meat thermometer is inserted. I dropped that bad boy into a salad and it was overwhelming…to my salad and that was how I had it all planned out. The marinade I used was the star of the show. I threw it together and only seasoned the steak with S&P. The flavor crank in the marinade was the brown sugar I used to take it up just a notch. I let my steak marinate for about three hours. Two will work as long as you turn the steak over if it’s in a shallow dish or even a bag. Just make sure the marinade has a chance to do its magic. Enjoy!

 

Steak Marinade

The Ingredients and to Make:

3/4 cup of dry red wine or whatever red you have at home

1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar

2 tbs of balsamic vinegar

1 small shallot diced fine

1 garlic clove minced

1/2 cup of Olive oil or Canola oil

2 tbs of chopped fresh thyme

Mix all ingredients together with a whisk or fork. Add steak and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours remembering to turn the meat 1/2 way into the process. Remove the meat from the refrigerator about 25 minutes before cooking and allow to come to room temperature. Remove meat from marinade and shake lightly to drain or wipe quickly and gently with a paper towel to absorb moisture on top of steak if cooking in a pan. Season nicely with S&P. Sear steak on a medium to high heat for about 7 minutes in a hot heavy bottom pan or cast iron skillet with 1 tbs of canola oil. Turn steak then place in a 400 degree over for another ¬†seven minutes for a medium rare. (Temp 135 degree range for medium rare). Remove steak and allow to rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Slice and serve. Done. I had this steak salad with a glass of Cabernet…that’s also what I used for the marinade. Marvelous… This marinade works well with a NY Strip, which is what I had. Got it from Costco too…

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