Today is the farmer's 65th Birthday!
How can the years have passed so quickly?
On the weekend we purchased his birthday present
Something to replace the very old and tired BBQ that has served us so well for years (and years)...
It was time!
He put it all together and even read the instructions while doing so.
Have you noticed - he's camera shy to boot!
The steak was marinading in my favourite marinade
and just waiting to test out the new equipment.
This is my “go to” marinade. I often cut the recipe in half when bbqing one large or two smaller steaks - just for the two of us.
½ Cup Soy Sauce
½ Cup Sherry or Red Wine Vinegar
3 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
2 Tbsp. Sugar
½ tsp. Ginger (I use 1 Tbsp. fresh ground ginger)
¼ tsp. Garlic Powder (I use 3-4 crushed cloves of garlic)
¼ tsp. Pepper
Wisk together above ingredients and then pour over steak. Marinade steak for 8-10 hours in the refrigerator. The recipe also suggests that after removing the meat for grilling – pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Stir 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch into 2 Tbsp. Water. Add to marinade and cook over medium heat until it boils and thickens. Use this to baste meat during last part of cooking. We rarely do this part.
Here it is and no parts were left over - always a good sign.
What am I saying - he's a farmer and farmers know how to put things together.
The steak (it's a very large steak) looked a bit small and lonely on the grill
with only a small packet of sweet potato and onion's on the side.
I think he loves his new BBQ and I can envision many wonderful feasts to come this summer.
Perfection! Just like him.
We are truly blessed with many good years and delicious food ...
(and a new BBQ that works)!
Happy Birthday Jim - love you!
Till next time ... enjoying the taste of Spring and Steak.