What's for Dinner Tonight? CW Extra!

July 05, 2012 22 Comments

What's for Dinner Tonight? CW Extra!

Afternoon everybody! It's time to answer that "old as dirt" question:

What's for dinner tonight?

Lucky for us, it's summertime and grilling season. I have a quick marinade for steak that will rock your world! Only 2 ingredients besides S & P, and 30 to 60 minute marinade time.



Marinade:
1 part Balsamic Vinegar
1 part Whiskey

Fill a 1 - 1/2 oz shot glass with 1 part vinegar to 1 part whiskey. This will be enough marinade for two steaks (I placed my wedding band next to glass so you can get a better idea the size of the glass).
Marinate your steaks for 30 min to an hour and grill!

Bon Appetit!
Rebecca



22 Responses

Susie Q
Susie Q

May 10, 2017

Do you have ANY idea what it would take to get my hubby to give up any of his single malt? Wonder if Jack Daniels would work…we’ll go cheap.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I’d do it in a heartbeat! In fact, that’s a great idea to marinate, then smoke. We smoke on a Big Green Egg, I’m gonna try this too :)

Teree Lay
Teree Lay

May 10, 2017

Would this work for tri-tip?? I’m not a meat person but this sounds so wonderful and simple and I’m smoking 6 tri-tips on my traeger for a family reunion this saturday and sounds perfect!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Personally, I’ve never tasted such “staples” before so, I say use the most expensive one you’ve got ;)

Unknown
Unknown

May 10, 2017

I plan on using some of my favorite staples to see which works better: 12-year Tullamore Dew or 18-year Jameson.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Ha! Tell him it would be an investment in good taste…yummy steak! I’m sure Jack would be fine though :)

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl
Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

May 10, 2017

Great Post! I am going to try this now – I’ve got two steaks in the fridge! New follower from Frugal Days. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html

Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily

city
city

May 10, 2017

thanks for sharing.

cowswalnutskids
cowswalnutskids

May 10, 2017

Didn’t get to marinate as long as I hoped but it still delicious. I even made a reduction of the whiskey and balsamic with a little butter to pour on top. Yum!

Unknown
Unknown

May 10, 2017

You should still try to sear the steak. Best way for the traeger (cheating…but I love them!) is to let it smoke for a period of time (maybe 15-20 minutes), then sear them. I don’t know how you would do that if you are only using a traeger, but that would probably give you the best flavor.

alil2theleft
alil2theleft

May 10, 2017

I would just like to point out that whiskey is not whiskey. Pictured in the above picture is a very decent bourbon. Although still in the whiskey family, a bourbon is extremely different from jack daniels and equally different from a single malt(which btw refers to a scotch). A bourbon would do very well in a marinade of this kind where as a scotch, be it single or blended, would be horrible save a few rare types of scotch. A Tennessee whiskey such as jack daniels would be just as bad as a scotch because although they are technically a bourbon they do not have the sweetness or some of the classic bourbon flavors that would make this marinade great.
but that being said…You have to actually like whiskey if you are going to like this.

Cher1
Cher1

May 10, 2017

the vinegar also kills any bacteria in the meat , BONUS !

soy
soy

May 10, 2017

Tried it – it was horrible. Just tasted like whiskey.

wildcraft diva
wildcraft diva

May 10, 2017

hey, sounds like a good combo! Cheers;)

Sylvia S
Sylvia S

May 10, 2017

Yum! I found this on Pinterest earlier today and decided to try it with tenderloin for dinner, and wow! It turned out so good! Thank you so much! :)

Phoenyx
Phoenyx

May 10, 2017

I use Jack Daniels in my marinades a lot. I will have to try it with the basalmic vinegar.

Parkes Place
Parkes Place

May 10, 2017

How about a good old Canadian Rye whiskey, which in my humble opinion rates higher than bourbon or scotch!

Jan Lipi
Jan Lipi

May 10, 2017

Have to agree … there’s Bourbon, there’s Whiskey … 2 different worlds in my opinion (not a whiskey girl, but love a good bourbon …) Scotch? Um, no thank you. Just not my cup of tea.

steve harman
steve harman

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca,
I do appreciate your writing in this topic.


Bad esn

Alicia Brown
Alicia Brown

May 10, 2017

I only have honey whisky…I’ll give it a try, thanks sharing!!

Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez

May 10, 2017

Not bad but its missing something I just can’t put my finger on it!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You’re welcome!

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