Red meat is the only food group that my body covets. While chocolate strokes a tender spot of my soul, resisting the treat is attainable. But without meat, the world becomes enveloped in a shade of gray and irritability. Maybe I am addicted and years of red meat caused cows to stampede through my veins. Or maybe I am half vampire. Nevertheless, a quick fix to my bad moods is often a goat cheese burger, topped with mushrooms and extra tomatoes. I am suddenly coming to a realization that I am doomed for high cholesterol and heart disease. C’est la vie?
Because of my red meat addiction, I developed high flavor and texture expectations for sirloin steak. This Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade is an Asian style, sweet marinade with the bite of jalapenos. Having marinated for up to 24 hours, Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade creates a light spice, infusing the entire steak. Pair with a Malbec for a rich meal. The Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade recipe is as follows…
Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade
Serves 1 pound or approximately 2 beef sirloin steaks
- 2 tablespoons minced jalapenos
- 1 ½ teaspoons minced ginger
- ¾ cup Tamari
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
In a small bowl, combine jalapenos and ginger with Tamari and white wine vinegar. Mix.
In a sealable container, cover all surfaces of steaks with marinade, pouring the remaining sauce into the container with the meat. Allow steaks to marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Flip steaks occasionally.
When I initially created the Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade, I was intimidated by the potent spice. After allowing the steak to marinate, the spice neutralized dramatically. Add more jalapeno if desired. Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade is fresh and light. I paired this dish with a Mediterranean potato dish, seasoned with onion and lemon. Whether you are a vampire or sensible carnivore, Ginger Jalapeno Steak Marinade provides a taste bud popping variation from the normal teriyaki or barbeque routine.