September 18, 2012

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Steak and pasta dinner. Check out that delicious char on that slab of beef!

 You'll want to make this and if you do, you'll need a blender for this marinade recipe. I have one, but I find that my Magic Bullet works much better. Plus it's smaller. Smaller means easier to clean and that makes me a happy lady. The recipe is called "Best Steak Marinade in Existence" and although I can't vouch that it's the best in existance, it's really darn good! I recommend it to you. It has 4.5 stars and over 1,200 reviews on Allrecipes.com. 

The recipe says that it's good for eight servings and since I was only making four, I simply halved it. The site is good in the sense that it makes halving, quartering etc. recipes as easy as...typing in a number! Love.

Soy sauce. I used a combination of light, dark and low sodium soy. I couldn't decide. After all this is an Asian household and we have many varieties of soy sauce. Umami!
Drizzling some oil. The recipe called for olive oil, but it felt like such a waste of the good stuff! I used peanut oil instead.
Lots of lemon!

I find lemons to be very photogenic.
Don't be a clutz like me and spill everything. (I spy a heart!)

Luckily it was on a very clean table, so I salvaged it and continued on, not looking back.

Lemon hands.

Worcestershire sauce for a good zippiness.

Garlic. I used the granulated stuff even though the recipe called for powdered. It's all I had and I dared not use fresh! :P

Dried basil, not from my garden.

Parsley flakes, also in dried form and not from my garden.

Ground white pepper. Perfect for a good sneezing fit!

So there it is, after being split, salvaged and ready for blending.

Mine looks darker than the photos I've seen, but I chalk it up to my use of dark soy and the fact that my Magic Bullet emulsifies rather than just blends. I love it.

Smush together and marinade in the fridge until it's an hour before cooking time. I like letting the steaks come up in temperature so that it cooks evenly.

Voila! After cooking on medium/medium high in a non-stick pan, for about 3 minutes a side, it's ready.

Served with a side of penne pasta tossed in roasted garden tomatoes.



Best Steak Marinade in Existence
4 steaks
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)
Blend, marinate, cook. 

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