Monday, April 30, 2012

Freezer Wine Marinade For Steak

Here is the fifth marinade recipe in the series for all you steak lovers!

1 cup red wine Burgundy preferred
2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 fresh lemon, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash cayenne pepper
dash of thyme and rosemary
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken pieces or boneless steak filets

 Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed, lay completely flat in the refrigerator. Remove from freezer bag when ready to cook. Warning:  never thaw out meat on counter top, as it can become contaminated.

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoons olive oil or butter, saute for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness with some more wine added if dry while cooking. Cook steak to desired doneness.

Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper lined baking pan. Bake @ 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 40 minutes or until desired doneness.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the steak on each side till desired doneness basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put meat in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the steak. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours or until done.

Try these other freezer marinades:

FREEZER Marinades:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Mexican Marinade
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