Monday, June 6, 2011

Zesty Steak Seasoning Marinade

I’ve been experimenting again since it’s grilling season and tonight I came up with this marinade. I am dubbing it the zesty steak seasoning marinade because its slightly sweet with a lot of zip from the spice. I can’t wait to see how the steak tastes after sitting in this marinade for a few hours because it was tasty enough to keep sampling!

Zesty Steak Seasoning Marinade

  • 1 T steak seasoning + 1 tsp. steak seasoning (probably just about any kind will do)
  • 1/2 tsp. leaf oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 T garlic powder
  • 3 turns ground peppercorn (from a peppercorn grinder) or about 1/2 T ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. sugar (any kind, I used stevia extract)
  • 1/2 tsp. sage (rubbed)
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T honey mustard (used Ken’s)
  • 2 T BBQ sauce (any kind, I used Big Rick’s)
  • 1/4 cup water

Mix ingredients in a blender/food processor adding water last. Mix for 1 minute. Check taste. If too salty/garlicky, add sugar by 1/2 tsp. and blend for an additional 30-45 seconds. You do want it to be a strong flavor as it is a marinade.

Refrigerate until ready. Marinate steak/chicken for 4-8 hours prior to grilling.

Probably marinates about 1-2 lbs of steak/chicken.