Sunday, January 31, 2010

Booze and Bovines- a delightful combination!

Last night The Father and I were at a loss as to what to eat for dinner.  We'd thawed a package of grass fed tri-tip steaks and wanted to do something new and super special for 3 very special steaks.

We searched high and we searched low but nothing seemed to jump out at us until I opened up the fridge and saw the very last bottle of Mothership Wit!  We decided to marinade our steaks for a while in its wheaty, organic-y goodness!

Let me tell ya, those steaks were heavenly!  We will most surely be using beer as a marinade from now on.  Just like cooking with wine, I'm fairly sure all the alcohol evaporated out so you don't have to worry about your blood alchol level if you decide to marinate and devour a whole boozed up cow!

We aren't big drinkers but occasionally we enjoy a few adult bevies.  To make it fun, we like to try new coctails and beers.  Very rarely will I buy the same brand twice.  This means the next time we have Brew Steak, it will taste completely different!  Oh the possibilities!

Brew Steak
3 grass fed tri-tip steaks
1 bottle of beer

Marinate the steaks in the beer for 4 or so hours.  
When it's time to cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat up an oven safe grill pan until it is very hot.  Sear the steaks for 3 to three minutes on each side, then slide the pan with the steaks into the oven.  Cook for 15 minutes or until it is done to your liking.

 We aren't total carnivores so we enjoyed broccoli steamed just until it was a vibrant green color and still slightly crunchy.

I promise you won't be disappointed!


ams33 said...

I LOVE buying steak from Henry's (or Whole Foods) cause the organic does taste better!
Thanks for the marinade idea.
oh and I'm pregali80 on the bump.

The Chandlers said...

I cook our pork chops in beer. It's AHHHHH-MAZING!