Savory Steak Marinades with Red Wine

You know that your steak tastes fantastic with a glass of bold red wine. But did you know that putting red wine in a marinade can add flavor and make your steak more tender? Transform the Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon from our Hickory Farms Signature Gift Box with Red Wine into an amazing marinade for your steak with these tips.

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Marinade Basics

The first thing you should know when preparing red wine steak marinades is how to achieve a good balance. A great marinade packs your steak with flavor while also tenderizing the meat. The basic rule of thumb for the mixture is to use one cup of acid, 1/2 cup of fat, two tablespoons of herbs, and two tablespoons of salt.

Start by choosing your acid, which, in our case, is red wine. Add the wine to a storage bag, then mix in your fat, such as olive oil or grapeseed oil, a bit of spice, like chili powder or allspice, and your herbs, including garlic or cilantro. Mix the ingredients together, and place the meat in the bag for a few hours.

Putting it all together

Now that you know the basics, you can perfect any marinade. For a good place to start, opt for a simple steak marinade. First, combine wine and vegetable oil in your bag. Then, add in a little extra boost of acid with balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. For the herbs, mix in oregano, cumin, and garlic. Finish with a dash of sugar and some salt and pepper.

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If you like your steak a little zesty, spice your marinade up with a bit of mustard. Try combining your red wine with olive oil, a spoonful of our Sweet Hot Mustard, a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary, some coarsely chopped garlic, and salt and pepper.

With a red wine marinade, you can make your steak more tender, more delicious, and more memorable than ever before. Marinate our Pfaelzer Famous Filet Mignon at home to taste for yourself how well red wine and steak really go together.

Unique Seasonings for the Pfaelzer Brothers Ultimate Burgers

With our Pfaelzer Brothers Ultimate Burgers, you get 8 oz. individually packaged filet patties with all of the juicy flavor you crave in your burger. While all you really need to make these burgers amazing is a nice sear and maybe a slice of cheddar, part of the fun of eating burgers is adding your own unique flavor. Create a burger that is perfect for you with these seasoning ideas.

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Spice it up

The right seasonings can add a little zip or really bring out the hearty beef flavor of the meat. To create a perfectly balanced burger with just the tiniest hint of sweetness, try adding a few tablespoons of our Sweet Hot Mustard. If you are looking to go spicy, a bit of Sriracha is always a good option.

Herbs are another way to add depth of flavor. Thyme, for example, gives your burger a pleasing woody taste. If you really want to highlight the beautiful beef flavor, steak sauce, with notes of vinegar, dried fruit, tomatoes, and pepper, or sweet and tangy Worcestershire are perfect.

Make it even more juicy

Some burger additions add moisture, making the meat juicier. Egg, for example, binds the meat together and gives the burger a nice texture. Two more options for adding juiciness and extra flavor are bread crumbs, which give you a toasty note, and onion, which provides a bit of sweetness.

Add something unexpected

If you are looking for a more earthy flavor, try dried mushrooms. Red wine will add peppery notes, sesame oil gives you a bit of nutiness, and capers will fill your burger with bursts of saltiness.

No matter what you put in your Ultimate Burger, you know that it is going to be amazing. Order your Pfaelzer Brothers burgers, steaks, and seafood today to make your next barbecue the best one yet.

Savory Delights Using Sweet Hot Mustard

Our Sweet Hot Mustard is a great way to add a zesty depth of flavor to any recipe. Whether you are looking to jazz up a marinade, a salad dressing, or a rub for your meats, a scoop of Sweet Hot Mustard gives you that something special. Treat your family with these delicious dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard.

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Roasted Salmon

The natural sweetness of salmon and the tang of mustard are a perfect combination. For a tasty entree that couldn’t be easier to prepare, try this salmon with a sweet mustard glaze.

Start by flavoring your fish with salt and pepper before placing it in a baking dish. Then, warm the bottle of our Sweet Hot Mustard in a sauce pan. For extra flavor, you can add a bit of honey or garlic.

After the sauce is warm, reserve half of it in a bowl and pour the other half over your salmon. Add a sprinkle of dill to the sauce you set aside. Then, simply roast the salmon until flaky and serve with your dill mustard sauce.

Fried Green Beans

With a nice, crispy texture, fried green beans are a snack or side dish that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Start by heating up four inches of clear oil to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, warm our Sweet Hot Mustard in a small sauce pan. Then, place the sauce in a small bowl to dip your green beans in when they are finished.

For the green bean’s coating, beat egg whites until you are able to form peaks. Then, add a few cups of flour and a bit of soda water. Finish by dipping the beans in the batter before cooking in the oil for about three minutes. Move the beans onto a towel to soak up some oil before serving with the Sweet Hot Mustard sauce.

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Source: Martha Stewart

With these simple dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard, you can enjoy a meal with tons of character and the time saving benefits of using a sauce that is packed with flavor.