When we got a new BBQ a few years ago, we also got a recipe book as part of the purchase. It has really great tips on cooking time and how to get the nice criss-crosses on the meat or chicken you are grilling (my husband always likes to try for perfect criss crosses!) but also has some amazing recipes. Our favourite recipe has to be the steak marinade. We've made it for guests several times and it always gets rave reviews.
This makes enough marinade for 4 small steaks, but the recipe can easily be doubled.
Combine all ingredients into a large ziploc bag or container and add steaks.
Marinate for at least 2 hours, up to a maximum of 24 hours.
The marinade is really flavourful but not overpowering and would pair well with any of your favourite side dishes. Complete the meal with a glass of red wine – may I suggest the 2009 Mapema Malbec. Sounds like a perfect meal to me…in fact writing this post has inspired me – I'm off to call a few friends to come over for a BBQ feast!