I recently had the chance to take a tour of Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery. Aside from the beautiful architecture (housed in Toronto’s old John Street roundhouse), and the incredibly funny and informative tour, the whole thing really inspired me to come up with a recipe worthy of this great Canadian pilsner.
Steam Whistle prides itself on only using four natural ingredients in their beer. Spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast. No additives. No preservatives. Just good, old fashion beer. A local company, proudly Canadian, that delivers beer to your home (yes. I am serious.) – how could you go wrong?
I’ve always been a fan of marinating beef in beer. The depth of flavour brought on by the beer is unmistakably grand. Paired with a mop that perfectly raises it up another level, this steak was divine – and I don’t say that lightly.
Whistle For It Rib Steak
2 Rib Steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick
1 Steam Whistle Pilsner
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup good quality BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Steam Whistle Pilsner
- In a resealable bag place the steaks, beer, and spices. Marinate in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
- Heat both sides of the grill over High heat. Preheat to ~600 degrees F.
- Mix the mop ingredients together.
- Turn one side of the grill down to Low for later use. Remove the steaks from the marinade and grill, covered, for 4 minutes on High, flipping once.
- Move the steaks to the Low heated side of the grill and grill covered for another 4 minutes, basting regularly with the mop and flipping once.
- Remove the steaks form the grill and allow to rest for a few minutes. Serve with remaining mop.