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diy essentials: easy steak sauce and/or marinade

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love a good steak sauce; it should complement the steak without overpowering it. I almost always serve it on the side, and either lightly brush it on, or cut a bite-size piece and dip it in… It is all about sauce control. One of the secrets to this tangy steak sauce is the addition of some fruit puree, but more on that later. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For diy essentials: easy steak sauce and/or marinade

  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    cranberry puree
  • 2 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp
    coconut sugar, dark variety
  • 1 - 2 dash
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • 2 Tbsp
    finished steak sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored variety
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground

How To Make diy essentials: easy steak sauce and/or marinade

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    Storage Of Homemade Condiments, Spices, and Sauces Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher. If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them. Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge. If properly stored, this sauce should last 4 – 6 weeks.
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    Homemade Ketchup Okay, this may seem like a lot of time to spend on making ketchup; however, the time spent is well worth the flavor you get on the other side. Plus, since you’re making it from scratch, you can vary the ingredients to suit the occasion.
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    Homemade Worcestershire Looking for a good Worcestershire without anchovies, or all those chemical preservatives? It is easy/peasy to make and tastes like the real thing. So yummy.
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    Fruit Puree The thing that gives this sauce its zing is a bit of cranberry puree. It really does make a difference. Here is the recipe:
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
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    Lightly simmer, about 95f/35c.
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    After 5 minutes, remove from the heat, allow to completely cool, and store, as recommended above, in the refrigerator, or freezer
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    Add all of the ingredients together, then add the steak in something like a Ziploc bag, and marinate for a minimum of 2 hours, and a maximum of 8 hours.
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  • So Yummy
    Serve with just about any good steak. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith and keep cooking.