Steak Dinner with a Special Twist

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Steak Dinner with a Special Twist: Men sure love their steak. Anytime my husband and I go out to dinner I can be sure that he will order a steak or some sort of meat. With Father's Day approaching why not celebrate Dad with a steak prepared with vanilla extract!

"Vanilla extracts are perfect in savory dishes - especially in marinades and rubs. They add a depth of flavor and actually enhance the natural flavor of the meat," said Craig Nielsen, chief executive officer of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. Family owned and operated Nielsen-Massey has been creating quality vanilla and pure flavor products since 1907.

They are a great addition to a summer BBQ, pairing well with meats, veggies, and even summer cocktails. While vanilla extract may seem like it belongs in mom's baking cabinet, vanilla can become a go-to ingredient for dad's BBQ too.

Surprise dad this year by adding a unique vanilla twist to his favorite meal. The Kona Rubbed Steak recipe below is a great place to start.

Kona Rubbed Steak (8, 6 oz New York strip steaks)

Marinade
1 qt. Kona coffee, brewed extra strong and chilled
1/4 cup Kona coffee grounds
1/2 cup chipotle peppers
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/8 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3 shallots, peeled and chopped
4 sprigs of thyme, chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 bunch scallions
1 cup salad oil

Directions:

Combine all of the solid ingredients in a food processor and blend. Slowly add the coffee and salad oil and blend until all of the ingredients are combined. Cover the steaks in the marinade and cover with plastic wrap so the marinade covers the entire surface area of the meat. Marinate for at least 4 hours. After marinating, remove and dry off the steaks. Season with salt and pepper, and grill to your desired temperature.

For more information, please visit: http://www.nielsenmassey.com/

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