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Old 08-11-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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Marinade time help

I bought some pinwheel skirt steaks. They are just beautiful well marbled about 2 inches thick..I want to put them into a marinade of burbon,worchestershire,dijon, brown sugar, tabasco,soy sauce and some cornstarch..We will be grilling them for our sunday dinner..
should I put them into the marinade NOW or wait til tomorrow morning?
I don't want to ruin them and I'm not sure how long they can handle being in a marinade..So I'l love some suggestions..Please Also, how does the marinade sound? I usually add garlic and this looks naked with out it.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Yout marninate sounds great - but I would wait till morning ! Good Luck Hon. But thats just me, no expert !
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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My initial reaction, cj, is to go ahead and put them in the marinade tonight, especially since they're 2-inches thick. By all means, add garlic. It's one of the food groups after all. The marinade sounds yummy.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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I would put it in tonight, but I would make two changes.

I would get rid of the cornstarch. I don't see the need for it with a marinade as it is used as a thickener and only works when brought to a boil. That would not do much of anything for your marinade.

The other thing I would do is add some acid as it really isn't a marinade without that. I would probably use some vinegar.

Sounds tasty. I can't wait to hear how it turned out.

Oh, and I agree with Katie. Absolutely add the garlic
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:15 PM   #5
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I would put it in tonight, but I would make two changes.

I would get rid of the cornstarch. I don't see the need for it with a marinade as it is used as a thickener and only works when brought to a boil. That would not do much of anything for your marinade.

The other thing I would do is add some acid as it really isn't a marinade without that. I would probably use some vinegar.

Sounds tasty. I can't wait to hear how it turned out.

Oh, and I agree with Katie. Absolutely add the garlic
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our minds were going the same direction..I didn't use the cornstarch, I added some balsamic and some garlic. tasted as I poured it over the meat and it was really tasty..I'm hoping this is a winner I'm not use to using bourbon in my recipes, wine always but hard stuff..No..Will let you know how it goes tomorow..Thanks guys I appreciate your help.
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I marinated some Rib-Eyes once over-night in an alcohol based marinade, and the flavor was really strong. It really came through and over-powered the natural flavor of the steak. So, if you really like your marinade and really want to taste it (more than the beef itself) then do it over night. If you only want a hint of the marinade so that more beef shines through, then do it tomorrow.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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I don't know how many folks you are feeding or how many pinwheels ya have, but if ya think you may have an extra one, put a little S&P + garlic on one and try it sans marinade.

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Old 08-11-2007, 08:49 PM   #8
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I don't know how many folks you are feeding or how many pinwheels ya have, but if ya think you may have an extra one, put a little S&P + garlic on one and try it sans marinade.

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I set aside 2 of them for the little guys, I figured bourbon was a no no for the kids so they are getting s&p and GARLIC
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I set aside 2 of them for the little guys, I figured bourbon was a no no for the kids so they are getting s&p and GARLIC
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Good report! Let me know how you like those sans marinade.
Oh, you can have the little guy's ration of bourbon...In a glass, one ice cube!!

Ya'll Have fun & Enjoy! (The bourbon)
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #10
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The other thing I would do is add some acid as it really isn't a marinade without that. Absolutely add the garlic
There is Dijon in it, that would be the acid.
And ditto for adding garlic
ditto for no constarch.
Wouldn't do a thing for the marinade.
Oh, and yes, put it in today!!
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