Even though it’s cold, and dark by 4:00 p.m. here, that’s no reason not to uncover the grill and throw on a few steaks. Especially when organic grass fed steaks are on sale.  So I whipped up this concoction and let them marinate for several hours.


1/3 cup reduced sodium soy salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup reduced sodium Worcestershire
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cracked red pepper
1 tsp Gourmet Garden minced garlic
3 bay leaves
a sprinkle of black pepper

I don’t know if it was the quality of the meat, or the marinade, or the combination of the two, but these were the loveliest, most tender steaks. Just 10-12 minutes on the grill, and they were perfectly medium rare — a rich red without being bloody.  This is now a staple in my repertoire.