February 17, 2012

Grilled Steak Marinade

The sizzle of a steak hitting the iron grids of a hot grill is a beautiful sound.  We plan to do a lot of grilling this weekend and next as we have two different groups of visitors coming and grilling out for dinner is not only easy and delicious, but makes conversation more simple.  You can chat and laugh while standing over a grill much easier than trying to hold up  your end of the conversation while running around your kitchen trying to read recipes, get things measured and mixed correctly and watching things in the oven, microwave and stove at the same time.

Grilling is just... good.  And here is a steak marinade to get you started.

Steak Marinade

1/3 c soy sauce
2 T canola oil
1 T brown sugar
3/4 t garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
1 t ground ginger
1 t seasoning salt (like Lawry's) 

Mix all ingredients, whisk until blended and cover your favorite steaks with it.  I find it easy to use a gallon sized Ziploc baggy - place 4 or 5 steaks in it, add the marinade, flip it over a couple times to cover the meat and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to about 3-4 hours.  Turn often to make sure the meat is marinated evenly.  Grill as usual to your favorite level of 'done'.

I like to mix the ingredients in a baggy, add the steak, and not have to dirty any bowls or utensils

Marinate at least 30 minutes but no more than about 4 hours unless you like your marinade flavor strong in your meats.
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