Big Daddy’s Sour Mash Strip Loin. #Recipe
02 Jan 2017
There’s nothing like a good steak. Nothing.
Now just a warning – the “Sour Mash” in the title is not just a fancy name I added in front. This recipe contains whiskey. But not just any whiskey. I used charcoal mellowed, Old No. 7 Sour mash – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
Beef is easy to prepare, if you follow some easy instructions. A great resource is “The Roundup” App, which I will touch on a little later in this post. It’s an invaluable tool. Trust me.
There are a ton of recipes out there for different ways to cook a steak. Different cuts, different methods, different ingredients.
Here is my favourite for the strip loin cut.
Don’t forget to pour yourself a glass of Jack, on ice.
Big Daddy’s Sour Mash Strip Loin
• 2 tbsp course salt
• 2 tbsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp black pepper
• 1 tsp dill seed
• 1 tsp coriander
1. Mix all spices in a small container
2. Cover, and set aside until ready to use.
* Note: A pre made spice mixture can be used here.
• Any size strip loin steak (I used a 12 oz – about 3/4″ thick)
• 2 oz Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
• Spice mixture
• 2 tbsp Butter
1. Put steak into a pyrex dish
2. Pour Jack Daniels over steak
3. Sprinkle spice mixture over top of the steak
4. Use your fingers, and work the spices into the meat
5. Flip steak, and sprinkle mixture onto top of steak
6. Use your fingers, and work the spices into the meat
7. Cover Pyrex dish with sedan wrap, and let marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator
8. After two hours, flip the steak in the whiskey, and put it back in the refrigerator for 2 more hours
Note: Take the steak out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before you are ready to cook.
1. Preheat grill (BBQ) to high
2. Set stove burner to high
3. Melt butter in a frying pan
4. Once butter is completely melted, add in marinated steak
5. Sear all sides
6. Remove steak from heat (still in frying pan)
7. Place steak onto hot grill
8. Flip steak (depending on how you like it done – temps and times below)
9. Let grill on the other side, monitoring temperature with a meat thermometer
Important: make sure you are using a meat thermometer to monitor your steak!
Meat Temps and Times
Always ensure you follow this chart from Canadian Beef for correct cooking methods: http://www.beefinfo.org/Default.aspx?ID=11&ArticleID=18&SecID=8
Following these easy steps will guarantee you a steak you will be very hapy with – like I am with this medium rare beauty!
To Sauce, or not To Sauce
My thoughts on BBQ Sauce – Don’t use it. If you season and prepare your steak properly, you should not need it.
• 227gm container of sliced white mushrooms
• 1 oz Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
• 1 tbsp Spice mixture
• 1 tbsp Butter
• 1 tsp paprika
1. Melt butter in a frying pan
2. Once butter is completely melted, add mushrooms
3. Let mushrooms simmer in the butter for about a minute, constantly stirring them to get the all buttered up
4. Pour in the Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
5. Add the paprika and spice mixture
6. Continue to stir until the mushrooms are a nice mellow whiskey colour
• 1 fresh bunch of Asparagus
• 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
• Spice mixture
1. Snap the asparagus at the weak point
2. Lay out on cookie sheet
3. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on the asparagus
4. Rub the olive oil onto the asparagus with your hands (make sure each piece of asparagus is covered with a thin layer of olive oil)
5. Sprinkle the spice mixture onto the asparagus
6. Grill on high heat for 6 minutes, rolling every minute.
* Note: Asparagus has a weak point. Bend the asparagus until it snaps. Dispose of the thicker part at the bottom. It has a very woody consistency, and is not fun to eat.
Optional: You can add roasted potatoes to this meal. They add a really yummy starch!