Cookbook:Fred Steak Marinade

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Fred Steak is a marinated beef steak sold by Schaub's Meat, Fish and Poultry Market in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, United States. Its primary characteristic is its very black color - it looks burnt, even when raw. The dark covering forms a crust during a cooking.

Fred Steak

Fred is a staple of SF Bay Area BBQs, especially summer weekends.

Marinade Recipe[edit | edit source]

The marinade is a secret, though some imitations have been listed on the Internet, here's one:

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Schaub's Meat Market Brochure