Steak Marinade why & Recipe

April 22, 2014

Marinating meat can improve the taste and tenderness of any steak. Before we get into recipes it is also important to understand why and how this works the chemistry of marinating works.

 

 

1. Slice to save time. Marinade travels cell-by-cell through osmosis, which requires physical contact between two surfaces (the meat and the marinade), it takes time for the marinade to travel to the inner layer of thick-cut meat, so if you don’t have the time to marinate steak overnight in the fridge, slice the meat thin

 

2. Score your protein with a knife before marinating. This will create greater surface area for the marinade to have contact with the meat but don’t cut too deep—just drag the tip of a sharp knife also the meat with enough pressure to cut the surface. Score diagonally in opposite directions on each side for maximum effect.

 

3. Add fruit juice. It contains protease—an enzyme that helps break down the peptide link of protein, resulting in more tender meat for a tropical summer BBQ Add pineapple, kiwi or mango apple, pear, or peach are more traditional flavors. Fresh fruit and fruit juice both have the same effect while adding subtle flavors to the meat.

 

Here is one recipe we tried the other day and liked quite a bit

 

Ingredients

 

· 1/2 cup orange juice

· 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

· 3 cloves garlic, chopped

· 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1 teaspoon cumin

· 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

· 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

And of course your choice of steak

 

Preparation

 

1. Combine orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, salt, cumin, oregano and crushed red pepper in a large ziplock bag. Add steak, seal bag and turn to coat with marinade. Put in fridge overnight

 

2. Preheat a gas grill to high. Oil grill. Remove steak from bag, discarding excess marinade. Grill steak to desired doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

January is CONTEST TIME!!! For all of January we will be running an in store contest. Here is how it works. For each person who spends $75 or more (CS...

Contest Time

January 3, 2018

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

December 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

January 7, 2018

January 6, 2018

January 5, 2018

January 4, 2018

January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic

Farm Store Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM

SUNDAY & Monday CLOSED 

Covid-19 UPDATE: When placing online orders it may take up to 1 week or more to get your order ready, PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL US ASKING WHEN YOUR ORDER IS READY unless it has been more than a week. We will email and / or call you as soon as your order is ready and you may pick it up during regular business hours. We have increased order volumes and we are doing our very best to serve our WONDERFUL customers while keeping you safe and fed. Thank you for your increased support!!!

Covid-19 UPDATE: We will no longer be able to offer shipping as our cooler box supplier is part of the shut down. Please still feel free to purchase online and pick up at the farm store. If you are in isolation we can bring pre-orders out to your car / truck