Friday, February 3, 2012

Marinated Filet with Roasted New Potatoes

Tonight I served marinated filet, roasted new potatoes, and steamed carrots - my family LOVES steak, so the more I serve it to them, the happier they are!  The boys aren't super fond of potatoes, but they devour the carrots every time!

Marinated Filet
I know a lot of people say not to marinate a filet - it's like "ruining" it - I disagree!  I love marinating filet at home, adding a new flavor to the already awesome taste of it!

Marinated Filet
Serves 4
allow for 6-8 hours of marinating time

4 filets
2-3 tablespoons of Worschestire sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced ginger (the stuff in the tube works just great!)
2 teaspoons course ground Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Dash hot sauce
Cracked black pepper
The Melting Pot Garlic and Wine Seasoning (obviously optional - but I love this stuff!)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 bottle of beer - your choice, today I used Widner Hefeweizen)

First you'll want to decide how much (if any) of the fat you want to trim from the filets.  The fat adds flavor while cooking, but then you have more to deal with at the time of eating.  I trim some of the big pieces - something I can quickly cut off goes!  Go ahead and tenderize the filets too....take two forks to them and poke a bunch of holes in them - on both sides.  Some of you I'm sure are cringing after reading this step.  Put the filets in a glass baking dish. 

Next, you can combine all of these ingredients in a separate bowl, or just dump it in as you go over the filets in the baking dish then mix at the end.  Either way, you'll be fine.  Combine, Worchestire sauce, garlic, ginger, mustard, liquid smoke, hot sauce, pepper, Melting Pot seasoning (optional), onion powder, olive oil, and beer - to just barely cover the filets.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6-8 hours, turning occasionally.

Start up the grill, as the grill is heating, go ahead and take out the filets and let sit on the counter for a bit - just to take the cold edge off of them.  Grill them to your liking - enjoy!

Roasted New Potatoes
I absolutely love these potatoes!  They are so easy to put together and the leftovers make excellent breakfast potatoes the next morning!  Cut them small enough (or cut up smaller the next morning) and you can add them to a breakfast burrito.

Roasted New Potatoes
Serves 4

Preheat oven to 400.

7-8 new potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite sized pieces
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Worchestire sauce
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt, pepper to taste
2 teaspoons paprika
4-5 fresh rosemary sprigs (or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary)

Place the potatoes in a baking dish and add the olive oil, stir.  Add the Worchestire sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and rosemary.  Stir the potatoes again coating them with everything you have added.

Roast for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender.  Stir frequently during the roasting process.
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