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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Succulent Steak Marinade {& How-To Grill the Perfect Steak}

Now that grilling season is upon us, which I can't even tell you how excited I am about, I thought it would be fitting to post this mouthwatering steak marinade and a few tips I've learned about grilling meat.

There are a lot of good steak marinade recipes out there, but I have to give this one a big shout-out because I thought it was the best that I've tried. It has all the right flavors and when grilled to perfection, it's, ah....perfect. Also, I have to give credit to my father-in-law, who is an expert "grill-master" and taught me all I know about grilling. Seriously, he knows it ALL, and cooks everything perfect-o on the grill. Without his tips I'd still be grilling those tough and charred steaks, chicken and burgers.

Succulent Steak Marinade
adapted from (by Steveskat)

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp black pepper, freshly ground
2 Tbsp dijon-style prepared mustard
1/4 medium onion, thinly sliced in rings
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
Your choice of steak

In a shallow tupperware (the one you want to do your marinating in), combine the above ingredients (except onion), mix well. Add onions. Add steak for marinade. (I have pictured New York Steak). Marinate overnight in the refrigerator or at least 5-6 hours before grilling.

How-To Grill the Perfect Steak
Tips from Bruce G.

-Turn the grill to high and cover, let it heat up for about 8-10 minutes so it's nice and hot.
-Place steaks on grill and cover again, sear meat for 1-2 minutes per side (still on high heat).
-After you've seared on both sides, tun meat over again and turn heat to low, cover and cook 5-7 per side. Test with meat thermometer and get it to the temperature you like for doneness, I like mine well done. Check out this link for meat doneness temperatures
-As you can tell from the pictures above, his tips are great! I had a well-done steak that was still, juicy, tender, and mouthwatering.