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kmarsal
04-11-2012, 01:33 AM
I promised the Grand Poobah that my first post as a BBQ Brethren would be my top recipe.

I'm thrilled to share my [perfected] take on the world-famous Fred Steak of Palo Alto, CA.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Fred_Steak.jpg
From the ever-truthful Wikipedia:
"It was originally called "Marinated Sirloin" in the 1950s or 1960s by Fred Schaub at his Los Gatos, CA meat market. That market closed in 1979, though the 2006 Schaub's brochure claims Fred's son David would be stopped on the street by ex-customers and asked where they could purchase "Fred's Steaks." When David Schaub opened the current market in the Stanford Shopping Center in 1988, he again offered the product. Fred Schaub died in 1996."



Fred Steak Gullvik-style:
* per 1 tri-tip roast, ~2-2.5 lbs
* 1.5 cup brewed dark roast coffee
* 1 cup Red Wine
* 1/2 cup Olive oil
* 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
* 1/3 cup Tamari sauce
* 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
* 2 Tbsp Molasses
* 2 Tbsp Chili powder
* 2 Tbsp Onion powder
* 2 Tbsp Paprika powder
* 2 Tbsp Garlic powder
* 1 Tbsp Vegemite (or Marmite)
* 5 cloves of crushed Garlic

-> Marinate for 3-4 days in a tightly sealed ziploc bag
-> Grill steak to internal temp of 125 degrees F
-> Let rest for 10 minutes
-> Devour....


Sources:
- Inspired by Schaub's Meat Fish & Poultry, Palo Alto, CA;
- Various online sources;
- Czech-Skåne expert-palate

CHEERS !

landarc
04-11-2012, 03:07 AM
Great first post. Thanks foe the recipe .

Skidder
04-11-2012, 04:05 AM
I so wanna see that sliced. Nice work.

Gore
04-11-2012, 05:54 AM
Looking forward to many follow-ups. :thumb:

cameraman
04-11-2012, 06:42 AM
Show off. Oh wait, that's what we're here for. Never mind.:razz:

expatpig
04-11-2012, 06:48 AM
Vegemite? where do I need to go to get that?

bigabyte
04-11-2012, 07:08 AM
Now that's the way to make an entrance!:clap:

Grafixgibbs
04-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Vegemite? where do I need to go to get that?

World Market carries it. Some of the grocery stores that have specialty items carry it too.

deguerre
04-11-2012, 08:14 AM
Hey K! I just bookmarked your first thread.:thumb::cool:

kmarsal
04-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome.

I must clarify that the pic is of an actual Fred Steak with Schaub's secret marinade, although the Gullvik style copy-attempt gets to an almost equally rich black color

Vegemite and/or Marmite should be available in most shops that have specialty items for Aussie/S.African/British transplants

Ron_L
04-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Sounds interesting! I have some tri-tips in the freezer. I may have to get one out!

I was wondering what the picture was. Frankly, it doesn't look anything like food :oops: :-D

OutlawSwine
04-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Thanks for the recipe.


Will some of the Brethren enlighten me..... What the heck does vegemite taste like?

deguerre
04-11-2012, 09:55 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome.

I must clarify that the pic is of an actual Fred Steak with Schaub's secret marinade, although the Gullvik style copy-attempt gets to an almost equally rich black color

Vegemite and/or Marmite should be available in most shops that have specialty items for Aussie/S.African/British transplants

It's in almost every Health Food store in Memphis. The recipe you posted is a keeper. I can see it used for quite a few different cuts and as an injection as well.

ThatsWhatSheSaidBBQ
04-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the recipe.


Will some of the Brethren enlighten me..... What the heck does vegemite taste like?

Salty tar.. definitely an aquired taste (even for the Aussies!)

Moose
04-11-2012, 12:47 PM
Thanks for sharing this! Can you tell us more about the flavor profile?

landarc
04-11-2012, 12:54 PM
I was trying to come up with an answer, salty tar is pretty close. It is a yeast product and adds an umami component when added to marinades and sauces. Somewhat like brewers yeast, it is not something I would eat alone (although I have) it is a useful tool if you want to add umami and have it not be syntehtic MSG.

Will work for bbq
04-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Big George's BBQ
04-11-2012, 01:19 PM
Sounds Great

Caseyjoenz
04-11-2012, 01:24 PM
Definitely going to give this a shot. Thanks!

BBQ Bandit
04-11-2012, 01:31 PM
Simply put... WOW!!!

First off... welcome to the BBQ madness!
Secondly... if that's your first post...?!?!

Forget about the popcorn and simple seatbelt... where's my 5 point harness ?????
Sounds like one heck of a ride! :grin:

sfbbqguy
04-11-2012, 03:45 PM
Holy vocabulary lesson!

I've heard of vegemite but certainly have not tasted it, never heard of Tamari and now Lando throws umami at us!

It's like I've been in a cave my whole life!