Steak marinade is a mixture of ingredients used to marinate steak, which helps to enhance its flavor and tenderness. Marinades typically consist of a combination of liquid ingredients, such as oil, vinegar, or citrus juice, along with various seasonings and herbs. The specific ingredients used in a marinade can vary depending on personal preference and regional culinary traditions.

Steak Marinade

Recipe by caion


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After the marinating time is complete, the steak can be cooked according to your preference, such as grilling, broiling, or pan-searing. It’s important to discard the marinade that the steak was soaked in, as it may contain raw meat juices and should not be reused for other purposes, such as a sauce or dressing.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or oregano)

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, dried herbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Place your steak in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour the marinade over the steak, making sure it is well coated. If using a dish, you can also use a brush to evenly distribute the marinade over the meat.
  • Cover the dish or seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator.
  • Allow the steak to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours for a more intense flavor. If marinating for a longer time, it’s best to turn the steak occasionally to ensure all sides get marinated evenly.
  • When you’re ready to cook the steak, remove it from the marinade and let it come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Cook the steak according to your preference, whether it’s grilling, broiling, or pan-searing. Discard the used marinade.
  • Once cooked, let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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