Friday, February 13, 2009

Mr. Gooch Cooks (Southwestern Marinade)

Mr. Gooch loves to grill. In the winter, he even shovels a path to our grill from the back sidewalk. To me, it shows dedication when you need a hat, gloves and winter coat to cook dinner. But then again, I also love the grilled meat so if he wants to brave the elements, who am I to stop him.

Part of his love of grilling, is creating marinades for the various meats to be cooked on the grill. One of his favorites is this recipe for Southwest Marinade. This mixture lends a spicy heat to steaks and I think would be nice on chicken too. (I will have to report back on that one.) The best part is this marinade works best if you let the meat soak up the flavors overnight so make it up the night before and the steaks will be ready to go when you get home from work.

The source for this recipe is the depths of his brain and a too full cupboard of spices, vinegars and oils.

Southwest Marinade
(Source: the depths of Mr. Gooch's brain)
1/2 c olive oil
1 t worchestershire sauce
1 t chipotle Tabasco sauce
2 T BBQ & Roasting Vinegar (red wine vinegar can be substituted)
1 t Grill Mates Montreal Streak seasoning
1 t taco seasoning
1 t Kirkland Sweet Mesquite seasoning
1/4 t liquid smoke
1/2 t crushed red pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 c water

In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.
Place meat in an appropriate sized Ziploc bag.
Pour mixture over meat.
Seal bag and place in refrigerator.
Turn meat occasionally.
Marinate at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.

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1 Comment:

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks delicious and hearty!


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