Will’s Extra Special Marinade combines port, espresso, cocoa powder, smoked paprika and more. Makes steaks so tender. Great for beef, bison and lamb too.
We love to bbq….or I should say my hubby loves to bbq. I am more than happy to let him work his magic whether he is using the gas grill…or the charcoal Keg, whatever he makes is always mouthwatering to me.
Using different rubs, sauces and marinades create wonderful flavours that can really change the final dish. Experimenting with different spices, wines, vinegars…all used to create flavour combinations that will win your guests over every time. It’s always an adventure in the kitchen to see what creation we will make for the day.
One ingredient we like to use in marinades is “port“. It really does a great job on beef and lamb. The meat is juicy, tender and flavourful. It’s really simple to make and is great for those long overnight soaks….like for roasts!!
So first choose your choice of meat….today we cooked steak. Remember the cut of meat can make a huge difference in the end result.
The ingredients are easy to get, and the marinade is simple to mix up. I like using freezer bags to put the meat and marinade into. It makes it really easy to turn the meat over every few hours to get all sides nicely soaked.
Once the marinade is made, just pour it over the meat and let it do it’s magic. Remember to use a good quality port. For this recipe we used Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve. Marinate for at least 4 hours to overnight!!
When making the marinade just adjust the quantity of the ingredients according to the amount of meat you will be marinading. This recipe makes about 1 cup.
Grill up your meat and enjoy the results. Happy grilling everyone!!
Looking for a great side dish? How about some Simple Grilled Veggies.
Will's Extra Special Marinade
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup port use a good quality
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp bittersweet smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a measuring cup. Pour over meat. Let marinate for at least 4 hours to overnight.