Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I have a bottled marinade that I use all the time and we really like. But every now and then I like to throw IT Guy for a loop and use something else. It's a good thing he's so easy going. He really liked this...and I did, too. It was nice to make a fresh marinade, knowing it didn't have a lot of unknown stuff in it. I used this on some steak I had...but it would be great on chicken or pork as well!

Super Marinade


2 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion ~ chopped
2 cloves of garlic ~ minced
2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup beef stock
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil then add the chopped onion. Saute onion until soft.

Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Add meat to marinade and allow to marinate for 24 hours.

Cook or grill meat.

Let's go!

In a little oil, cook the onions until tender.

Then add the rest of the ingredients.

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool to room temperature.

Then add your meat. Sorry guys..
I know raw meat isn't very attractive. 
Allow the meat to marinate for 24 - 48 hours.

Then throw it on the grill as usual.

Tender and yummy!