The perfect summer steak marinade

Summer means so many wonderful things. The kids get some time off school, allowing you to get the family together for a trip or just some time around the house. You might experience reduced hours at work, and the weather is just bound to be perfect for socializing outdoors. As an added benefit, summer is the perfect season to show off some of the skills you’ve learned during your lessons in cooking school online. While your dish of choice may vary on a day-to-day basis, steak is a great option for late-night summer cookouts when you’re hosting friends or family. Everyone has their own preferred method for grilling steak, but more often than not, the secret to a great steak is a perfect marinade. With that in mind, take a look at this wonderful marinade for all your summer steak grilling needs.

1 teaspoon of dried minced garlic
1/3 of a cup of soy sauce
1/2 of a cup of olive oil
1 and ½ tablespoons of garlic powder
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dried parsley
1 teaspoon of dried pepper
3 tablespoons of dried basil
1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice


1) Before beginning, you may want to take the time to tenderize your cuts of steak to your liking. This step is optional, and completely contingent upon personal preference.

2) Gather all of the ingredients in question and lay your cuts of meat out on a cool, flat and clean surface.

3) Take all of the ingredients for the marinade and place them in the body of your blender.

4) Blend the ingredients on high for roughly 30 seconds or until a smooth, homogenous consistency develops in the marinade.

5) Gather a large Tupperware container and place the cuts of meat inside of it.

6) Pour marinade over the cuts of meat and store in the refrigerator for several hours. You may want to also tenderize the meat again once you have placed the marinade on it, as this will allow the flavor to seep more deeply into the tissue of the steak.

Other notes
This recipe should make roughly 1 and ⅓ cups of marinade upon completion. This amount should be enough to successfully marinate three to four 10 ounce steaks. If you’re looking to marinate more steaks, just keep the portions even by the amount that you multiply the recipe in order to maintain flavor and consistency. While you will need to refrigerate your steaks in the marinade for at least a few hours, you shouldn’t let them sit much longer than 10 to 12 hours. This marinade will work with nearly any method of preparation, but grilling is recommended.

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