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I'm marinating steak in red wine, this is a follow up question, any suggestions?

Asked by SamIAm (8690points) January 4th, 2010

A lil while ago I asked for suggestions on steak marinades and I have decided to marinate my Filet Mignon in red wine. Should I add anything to it (fresh ground pepper, garlic, salt, etc…)? The wine is a California Merlot (it’s pretty good, I kinda maybe stole a glass or two, opps…).

I figure the less, the better… it’s good steak, so I really just want to enhance the flavor a little, not kill it – but I figured I’d check! Thanks :)

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marinelife's avatar

A little olive oil, fresh ground black pepper, garlic (minced fine) and salt.

marinelife's avatar

Actually, I do not know why you want to marinate filet mignon at all. It is perfectly tender meat. Marinating is something you do with less tender cuts such as flank steak or sirloin or chuck steak.

therookie's avatar

I would leave it as is . after it done and on the plate season to your taste with pepper or Mrs Dash.
another idea is to marinade any type of steak in Salad dressing like Italian. or top with french dressing instead of BBQ sauce.

if you are baking oven like a roast use a cup of wine while baking.

SamIAm's avatar

@ Marina: I’m new to red meat… I’ve never cooked a steak before. Like I said, just wanted to add a little flavor? I don’t know… but I’m cooking for a boy, so I don’t want to mess it up :)

@therookie : That sounds like a good idea, yes I am broiling it (or he is, whatever). Adding the wine then gives me a reason to kill the bottle tonight :) thank you!

marinelife's avatar

@Samantha_Rae Then if you are cooking for a guy, don’t marinate the steak. Just put a little fresh ground pepper on it. He will love it. Filet mignon has a lot of flavor on its own.

phil196662's avatar

Remember to Turn often @Samantha_Rae so the flavors get on both sides! Don’t want One-Sided-Tasting-Food!

JessicaisinLove's avatar

I just Love Stubbs Beef Marinade. I can’t seem to get past using that.

SamIAm's avatar

Thanks everyone… there’s no wine left so the steaks are going to have to be delish as is, oh well!

Buttonstc's avatar

If you are broiling it, just make certain that you use paper towels and dry it off thoroughly
Otherwise it will steam instead of developing a nice surface char. A little olive oil rubbed on the surface after drying will also help.

Glow's avatar

This made me soooo hungry ;_; You should share some of that steak o____o

Cruiser's avatar

Depending on the “boys” age he may not appreciate the flavors you worked so hard for. My kids love meat but bristled at the marinated meats especially flanks where I too use the red wine approach. I might add some crushed rosemary…just a few sprigs and crushed black pepper to kick out some nice flavors

CMaz's avatar

I will marinate my steak. Leaving it in a closed container for a few day in the back of the fridge.

SamIAm's avatar

@Cruiser : he’s not a boy, ha .. he’s 32. thank you though… I have marinated chicken in rosemary and balsamic vinegar before w/ salt and fresh pepper, it was delicious :)

Cruiser's avatar

@Samantha_Rae Ahh he’s still a baby! LOL!

GeorgeGee's avatar

Shallots, salt and pepper are ideal. If you don’t have shallots, garlic is next best. ½ and ½ italian dressing and red wine is a good alternative.

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