Anyone that knows my daughter knows that she is a carnivore. She could eat steak almost everyday. Don’t get me wrong she likes chicken and pork (especially in the form of bacon) and she has always loved vegetables. I have never complained about her eating habits – any child who asks me to make asparagus or brussel spouts is golden in my eyes. Anyway, she wanted steak for dinner the other day so we whipped up a quick marinade for it. We do this all the time and never make the same one twice – she likes to experiment in the kitchen too! That’s one of many reasons that I believe she will follow her culinary dreams to become a wonderful chef!
What we used: 3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
minced onion, dried but fresh would be good too
salt and pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
I put all the spices into a jar and then added the vinegar and oil. Put the lid on the jar and shook it for a minute. Pour over meat and let sit for at least 20 minutes. Abbi then cooked the meat in a skillet on the stove. It was very tender and the flavor was out of this world! We have also used this type of marinade on red potatoes and then roast them in the oven. Also very tasty!!
I’m sure you noticed that I didn’t put the amount of each spice. That’s because I didn’t measure it – I just added pinches of everything until we liked the smell of it. So experiment with spices that you and your family enjoy. Honestly I never would have thought to put rosemary in it – that was Abbi’s idea and I loved it!! So you never know what wonderful things you may come up with!!
Until next time . . . keep having FUN in the kitchen!!