July 04, 2012
Grilled Steaks in Jack Daniels Whiskey Marinade
Our poor, neglected bottle of Jack Daniels! It's been hanging around for years and only sees the light of day when we cook with it or a guest requests it in one of their drinks.
I love our 'regular' steak marinade recipe (which I've posted on An American Housewife before) but I wanted to make something different and really wanted to get using this bottle up so I improvised a delicious Whiskey Marinade. Most marinades call for pineapple juice - which I never buy - but I do usually have either fresh or frozen pineapple on hand. Use juice if you wish or fresh or frozen as I did. Play with your food!
Whiskey Marinade for Steaks
2/3 c water
2/3 c soy sauce
1/4 c whiskey (can increase if you already know you love the flavor of whiskey marinades)
1 c chopped pineapple pieces or 1/2 cup pineapple juice
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c diced onion
1 T liquid smoke
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 t mustard
Whisk if you are using pineapple juice, use a blender if you are using pineapple pieces. Marinade about 4 rib-eye steaks for about 6-8 hours. Grill to your desired doneness - we like about 5 minutes on the first side and 7 on the second. Let stand about 7 - 8 minutes before serving and slicing.