Steak Marinades

I find it difficult to cook a steak that’s tender and tasty. Today I tried the following marinade by Melissa Jennings. I substituted newfoundland savoury for the parsley.  Also, we didn’t have any dried basil.  Link here.

I used a striploin grilling steak that we bought at Sobey’s…on special. The steak will be in marinade for 90 minutes.

2 large steaks, (we used sirloin)
¼ cup soy sauce (I used gluten free)
½ cup olive oil
1 lemon, squeezed (remove seeds) – I used fresh
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed and minced
2 TBSP dried basil
2 TBSP dried parsley flakes I used Newfoundland grown savory.
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 TBSP garlic powder
Add steaks to a ziploc bag
Add all of the marinade ingredients
Mix Well
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (the longer the better)
Remove from marinade and grill to desired temperature
Discard Marinade
You will NOT need steak sauce. This is seriously an amazing marinade!

My review: I only marinated the striploin for 45 minutes..placed it in a frying pan that had been oiled with olive oil. The steak sizzled when it hit the pan. I let it fry on both sides for 3 minutes each and then transferred the steak to a warmed one inch high baking dish. Baked in a pre-heated 400f degree oven for 10 minutes. The internal temperature was 150 and I let it rest for 10 minutes.

Served with, broccoli, sliced carrots, whole canned mushrooms and sliced fried potato. (baked the potatoes in the microwave, let them cool before slicing)

The steak was juicy and tender. My wife said the meal was delicious.

Weather Conception Bay South

Is the weather in Conception Bay South different then the St John’s and Mount Pearl area? I am not a meteorologist, however; I have lived here for over fifty years and have driven for, work purposes, to St John’s for over forty of those years. There is definitely a difference in weather patterns.

Surprisingly, this morning, it’s plus 1 in St John’s and minus 1 here in CBS. Below are some of observations and the reason for the difference. I have driven on both the old Topsail Highway and The Manuel’s Arterial.

The biggest change is in the winter season especially when the temperature is in the freezing or near freezing mode. We have left home in the morning and as we drove we noticed that there was frost on the ground and the vehicles coming towards us had snow on them. If we were having drizzle, it would be freezing rain as we drove towards St John’s. There would always be more snow outside of CBS.

Also, we get less fog and drizzle. The area on The Manuel’s Arterial, near Fowler’s Rd or what locals call Weir’s pit is where we run into or out of fog and drizzle.

The reason is the difference in elevation and I would suspect the waters of Conception Bay. Whatever the reason, we know that we have some of the best weather on The Avalon Peninsula here in Con Bay South.

Photos to follow and hopefully some daily updates. Enjoy your day.