Best steak marinade

    15 min

    This is a family recipe that has been developed over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle of friends and neighbours, but until now I've never shared it with anyone. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 80ml soy sauce
    • 120ml olive oil
    • 80ml fresh lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic granules
    • 3 tablespoons dried basil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic granules, basil, parsley and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic granules if using. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
    2. Pour marinade over desired type of meat. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 8 hours. Cook meat as desired.

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    Pretty tasty stuff. I didn't blend this and really can't see why you'd have to. Just throw it into a ziploc bag and mix is up. I cut the marinade in half because I had just two steaks. I used a bunch of minced garlic instead of garlic powder and also skipped on the hot sauce. I ended up letting it sit in the fridge with the steaks (top sirloin) for about 3 hours. When it was time to make dinner, I took the steaks out of the bag and then threw in 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms until they were well coated and dropped all of that into a pan. I cooked the mushrooms until most of the liquid was cooked out on medium high heat. Grilled the steaks to medium rare, then served the mushrooms on top! Turned out very flavorful and very delicious. Thanks!  -  09 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This marinade was amazing. I really wasn't sure about the ingredients (didn't want teriyaki type), and decided to take a chance based upon the ratings. Boy, was I glad I did. The steaks ended up marinating 3 days (due to changes in plans). They were so tender, and the taste... fabulous. This marinade is very subtle, it really enhances the meat well. I didn't have parsley, so I added a dash of thyme. My DH was extremely happy with the taste, and wants me to use this recipe again and again. ***UPDATE***-I wanted something different for Christmas dinner for 15 people, this was my choice, and everyone raved about how flavorful and tender the steaks were (we used flat iron steaks). I brought the steaks home from the store, fixed the marinade, popped them in the freezer for about a week, then defrosted them Christmas Eve. My DH put them on the BBQ to cook, YUMMM! On a busy day, it was an effortless, but outstanding main dish.  -  03 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The best marinade that I have ever used. I was very skeptical, aspecially after I blended it. It did not look like it would taste good but it was really really good. I used top sirloin. Highly reccommend this recipe  -  08 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)