Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yummy Merinade!

I bought a couple of sirloin steaks this week because the local grocery store had them on sale AND you got 5 cents off a gallon of gas per pound. What a deal! I ended up getting 15 cents the day the gas jumped to $3.95/gallon.

Since I am working both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, I decide to grill one of them up. It's big enough for 3 maybe 4 meals and that would pretty much cover the whole weekend. I decided to try a merinade, which I hardly ever do. I usually use a fennel rub, but I am almost out of it and not sure where to find more. (Found on clearance table at LS Ayres) So I decided to look through the back "spring/summer" issues of my Taste of Home magazines to see what grilling recipes I could find. I found one in June/July of 2003 that I had all the ingredients for.

Here it is:
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. ketchup
2 Tbsp Worcestshire Sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp hot sauce
dash or two of cayenne pepper

Mix in ziploc baggie and merinade at least 6 hours or overnight.

I made a few mods: 1/2 tsp both salt and sugar and fresh cracked black pepper instead of cayenne. OMG! I was a little leary about the ketchup and sugar, but it was great! I had a sample of it before packing it up to take to work. It was so good, that if I had had more time, I think I would have eaten half of while standing at the counter.

I stopped at the store on my way to work and bought steamer bags, corn on the cob, country crock butter(which I needed but have been forgetting), and pre-wrapped microwave baked-potatoes. I just can't wait for dinner time to get here.

Addendum: (added at 6:41 PM)
BTW dinner was delicious! I steamed 1 ear of corn for 2:30 minutes. I added a little cottage cheese to the baked potato in leiu of sour cream. Added butter, salt & fresh cracked pepper to both with the steak on the side. I was so stuffed. Too bad I was at worked because I really needed a nap afterwards. :o)

1 comment:

WoW said...

Mmmmmmmmm.... now I can't wait for dinner either!!!