Monday, April 27, 2015

Favourite Marinade

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.

Favourite Marinade

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.


  1. Super marinade recipe, Rosella. Another keeper for sure. Give the Farmer our very best on his special birthday. We definitely have to drop by this summer to watch him in action on that new bbq!

  2. A very happy birthday to your hubby. That's a great gift to celebrate a 65th birthday. Your marinade sounds real good and I know I'd like the results with all those ingredients together! Glad there were no parts left over when the BBQ was assembled. I'm smacking my lips as I look at your plate of food!!

  3. Does he do the cooking when the BBQ is in use? Great gift for him! Great gift for you! Hope that he has a happy birthday all week long.

  4. Happy Birthday to your farmer! What a great gift for both of you! =)

  5. Awwww...birthday blessings to your husband!! His birthday present is a great you'll both enjoy if the first meal that you cooked on it is any indication! Yum!

  6. Happy birthday to your farmer. Wow...that marinade looks does the grilled steak. I could almost taste the birthday dinner. Smiling at 'no parts left over". That is a good sign:) You guys will enjoy that new grill!

  7. Happy Birthday to the farmer! Wishing him many more happy birthdays, and many more bbq feasts! The marinade is getting pinned - I've got to try it!

  8. Oh yummy! Happy Birthday to your farmer Rosella! How fantastic to be able to look forward to many more delicious meals this summer.