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

  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!

  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.

  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

  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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