Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recipe: Rosemary Balsamic Steak Marinade

Rosemary has amazing antimicrobial properties. I consider it not just a culinary herb, but a medicinal herb as well. Traditional cultures that ate pork consistently served it with rosemary for its anti-parasitic properties. It's a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, and has been used to help with indigestion as well. It's a great herb to grow in your garden and to introduce into the foods that we eat. Balsamic vinegar also has anti-bacterial properties and works on tenderizing the meat in this recipe. The longer you marinate, the better.

This recipe came from a very old issue of Martha Steward Living, and has become a staple marinade for us. It is especially wonderful with fresh rosemary and garlic straight from the garden. 

Rosemary Balsamic Steak Marinade (makes 3/4 cup, good for ~2 lbs of meat)

2lbs steak, local, organic and grassfed
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I like Queen Creek)
2 Tblsp unrefined, extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
Sea Salt
Cracked pepper
6 rosemary sprigs

Whisk ingredients together, minus the rosemary, together in a small bowl. Place steaks in a glass baking dish and cover with marinade. Sprinkle the rosemary throughout. Refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours, turning the meat occasionally. Cook as desired and serve!

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Allison at Novice Life said...

Yum this sounds delicious!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

we don't get a lot of steak around here but i'll have to bookmark this recipe so that when we do i can make this...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fantastic marinade!

Miz Helen said...

This looks like an awesome Marinade. We will really enjoy this and can't wait to try it. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come back soon,
Miz Helen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I love anything balsamic! Hope to see you next week!