Monday, July 19, 2021

Basil Steak Marinade

My son recently contributed a nice steak for our Sunday dinner and I told him I'd make some shish-ka-bobs with it. So the search for a good marinade began... Now, I try to stay away from big proclamations here on the blog for the simple reason that everyone's tastes are different. Case in point: I landed upon a recipe called The Best Steak Marinade in Existence. Of course we just had to try it:@) Did we agree with the bold title? Ah, no. ~But~ this, I'll call it, Basil Steak Marinade is quite tasty and a nice variation from the usual flavor profiles for beef. We found basil the primary flavor, it was different and good. I do suggest letting the meat marinate for as long as you can, at least overnight.
The recipe didn't say approximately how much meat this was for, I'm guessing 2 lbs? 
I made half for 1 lb of steak, that was fine.
I did cube my meat before adding it to the marinade and left it in the fridge for 7 hours.

He never places meat directly onto a plate or cutting board for the resting period, uses a rack. 
He says the meat steams and the juices run out and puddle onto the plate.
I picked up a vintage Corning Ware Grill Plate at the thrift store for a couple dollars, 
it's hard to see the ridged plate in the pic above, but it works great:@)

Basil Steak Marinade-from All Recipes
1/2 C olive oil
1/3 C soy sauce
1/3 C fresh lemon juice
1/4 C Worcestershire sauce
3 Tblsp dried basil
1 1/2 Tblsp garlic powder
1 1/2 Tblsp dried parsley
1 tsp ground white pepper-I used black pepper, a nice coarse grind would be best
  1. Mix everything, the gentleman put it in a blender, I just used a zip top bag and mixed it with my hands.
  2. Add meat and place in fridge for up to 8 hours, preferably longer, give it a squish and turn every once in a while.
  3. Cook meat as desired.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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5 comments:

  1. Ooh! I bet this would be delish with pork too. I'm writing this down so I have it. Thank you!!!!

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  2. I wonder if fresh basil would make the flavor even better? I never thought of basil for steak, but I love marinated steak, especially kebabs, so perfect for summer!
    Jenna

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  3. I’m always ready and willing to try a new marinade. Wasn’t that nice if your son to provide the steak for the kabobs? I have a microwave bacon plate that would be perfect for using as a rack for the meat to rest. Thank for the inspiration, Lynn.

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  4. This looks so delicious that we're sharing it on our blog this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

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  5. I picked up a good tip about the rack for resting! I have tons of basil now and this sounds like a delicious summery meat marinade.

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