Monday, May 12, 2014

Grilling Time (Marinade) - Balsamic Fig Marinated Steak - 52 Beef Recipes with Sauces and Rubs

What in the culinary world is prettier than a perfect medium rare steak, surrounded by a superb cheesy potato salad, with a GRILLED half head of romaine lettuce ((tomorrow's post) with a scratch made blue cheese vinaigrette)?  The way the light glistens off the moistness of the steak you can practically taste the butter tenderness from the photo!

But the hype and visual of the photo is nothing compared to the taste from this marinade.  The balsamic vinegar (I found a vinegar made from figs that was wonderful... Highly recommend popping for the extra cost of a top quality flavored vinegar for this).

The sweetness of the marinade infuses a sweet/tart tang to the meat that is enhanced by the caramelization during grilling.

And since the potato salad is actually left overs (already made), the grilled lettuce takes minutes as does the vinaigrette, this dish takes a little planning (but no real work) as the steak marinates for 8-24 hours... Rachel ray could take a 15 minute break and still finish this as a 30 minute meal.

OK... Here's what I did...

Balsamic Fig Marinated Steak

  • 2 (6 Ounce) Rib Eye Steaks
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Fig Vnegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 tsp Fresh chopped Rosemary (can use dry spice if needed)
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Using a blender, mini chopper or food processor, mix all of the ingredients (except the steak of course).
  2. Combine steak and marinade ingredients in a gallon-size, sealable plastic bag. Squeeze as much of the air out as possible
  3. Let marinate 8 hours to overnight in the fridge.
  4. Remove steak from refrigerator around 30 minutes before cooking.
  5. Grill about three minutes per side for medium rare, or longer to your desired temperature.
  6. Take off heat and let stand 8 minutes before slicing
  7. Slice against the grain
  8. Serve WARM and ENJOY!!!


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Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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