What’s for Dinner?: Balsamic Whiskey Steak

By Mikka Wee/November 21, 2012


If you have tired of the old Worcestershire or salt & pepper marinated steak, here’s a quick and simple alternative that’ll easily become your new favorite: Balsamic Whiskey Steak.

The combination of the tangy Italian vinegar and the robust taste of the Irish whiskey bring out the steak’s beefy flavor. Because most marinades are too strong, your tastebuds forget who the true hero of the dish is.

For good measure, you might want to top it with a teeny dollop of butter. Agree? Agree.

Balsamic-Whiskey Steak

Total Time: 90 minutes / Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 pc porterhouse steak (400-500g)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whiskey
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Marinate steak in balsamic, whiskey, and honey for at least 40 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet over high flame.
  4. When smoking hot, place steak and cook for 15 seconds.
  5. Lower flame to medium and cook for another 2-3 minutes. cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes depending on your desired “doneness” level.
  6. Serve immediately with butter on top.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

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