marinating

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baileysoriginal
Double Cheeseburger
2008/06/28 15:07:52
How long do you usually marinate your steaks? I only marinate sirloins and ribeyes, for about and hour at room temperature after I take them out of the fridge.

I suppose it depends on the cut of meat and the type of marinade, but I got a two inch thick sirloin today and the butcher recommended marinating at the very least overnight overnight.

Your ideas, please...


divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 15:14:23
I only do an hour if in a rush and then it's hardly worth the effort. Let that stuff sit in.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 17:32:45
Personally I don't marinate my steaks at all. If I'm going to pay that much money for an expensive steak, I just want to taste the meat. I do, however marinate tougher cuts of beef such as flank steak and skirt steak and usually for about 3 hours.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 17:39:14
I'm with Lisa on this one.. Pay 10 to 15 bucks for a decent steak, it better do it's own talking on the grill. Cheaper cuts, well a little olive oil, chopped garlic and fresh rosemary for a couple hours helps them along a little.... But with either cut, allow the cow to reach room temp (about an hour) before letting the flames lick it.



MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 22:16:08
You might want to consider a Jaccard if you want to speed up your marinating times.
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 23:15:56
I don't. If anything, and just before grilling, S & P and perhaps a thin coating of olive oil with maybe a little fresh garlic rubbed in.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: marinating 2008/06/28 23:32:09
I "Dry Rub' my steaks with Cavender's Greek Seasoning. First spread a little Lite Olive Oil on the beast's, Sprinkle with a little Cavender's on both sides, rub it in a little, let them sit about 1 hour and grill. Cavender's contains S&P, Garlic Oregano, Sugar, Onion Powder, Parsley and 5 other spices plus the regular perservative chemicals. Zero Fat, Zero Carbs!!
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/06/29 06:30:04
I've just always marinated steaks in worcestershire sauce with some sliced garlic overnite. Does the trick for me.
mikeam
Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/06/29 07:36:46
quote:
Originally posted by Foodbme

I "Dry Rub' my steaks with Cavender's Greek Seasoning. First spread a little Lite Olive Oil on the beast's, Sprinkle with a little Cavender's on both sides, rub it in a little, let them sit about 1 hour and grill. Cavender's contains S&P, Garlic Oregano, Sugar, Onion Powder, Parsley and 5 other spices plus the regular perservative chemicals. Zero Fat, Zero Carbs!!


I am a big Cavender's fan also. It's great on steaks. I also like it on ribs.
Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: marinating 2008/06/29 08:32:53
I could see useing a marinade on a cheaper cut of beef as stated above, but not for sirloin or rib eye. But to each his own.
Jaccard tenderizer, I won't use one of those either. To me that's nedled beef and it comes out mealey. I don't care for the texture.
If you have to tenderize a cut of beef just use salt {kosher} and time, overnight in the ice box. Works for me.
Chow Jim
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: marinating 2008/06/30 09:30:38
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Personally I don't marinate my steaks at all. If I'm going to pay that much money for an expensive steak, I just want to taste the meat. I do, however marinate tougher cuts of beef such as flank steak and skirt steak and usually for about 3 hours.


That's the word of truth!

I will, however, use a rub when I'm grilling a good cut. I rub Charcrust Hickory ( www.charcrust.com ) and let the cut rise to room temperature. For "London Broil" I marinate and then rub it with garlic salt and pepper before grilling. Delish!
2005Equinox
Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/07/06 02:13:01
I tried some Lawrys seasoned salt on my Ribeye last night and it tasted wonderful. I had salted it with said seasoning salt and left it sit for about 5 hours before grilling it. Great stuff.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: marinating 2008/07/06 02:40:05
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Personally I don't marinate my steaks at all. If I'm going to pay that much money for an expensive steak, I just want to taste the meat. I do, however marinate tougher cuts of beef such as flank steak and skirt steak and usually for about 3 hours.


Ditto here.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: marinating 2008/07/06 02:42:31
quote:
Originally posted by mikeam

quote:
Originally posted by Foodbme

I "Dry Rub' my steaks with Cavender's Greek Seasoning. First spread a little Lite Olive Oil on the beast's, Sprinkle with a little Cavender's on both sides, rub it in a little, let them sit about 1 hour and grill. Cavender's contains S&P, Garlic Oregano, Sugar, Onion Powder, Parsley and 5 other spices plus the regular perservative chemicals. Zero Fat, Zero Carbs!!


I am a big Cavender's fan also. It's great on steaks. I also like it on ribs.


I like to use Cavender's Greek seasoning as well. Especially for my oven baked "Greek chicken".
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: marinating 2008/07/06 07:52:11
I find that when I use a liquid marinade, whether it be oil, wine, soy sauce, etc... that the meat gets an off taste. It is somewhere between sweet and musky. So, needless to say I'm not a big fan, although I will season the meat - if I remember- ahead of time to draw out the water.