Nothing screams summer like food on the grill. One of our favorite summer meals is a perfectly grilled steak. There are a few key components to this:
The first is choosing a high quality cut of beef. We prefer filet but as long as your steak is thick enough to withstand the grill and has enough fat to keep the meat tender as it cooks you will be fine.
Another essential part of the process is the actual cooking. There are a million opinions on this so you can do your own research but we prefer to sear the steak on a high heat to seal in the juices and then cook on a medium-low direct heat to the desired temperature.
However, neither the right cut nor the proper cooking technique can save you from a flavorless end result. This is where a marinade comes in (it also helps tenderize but we mainly use it for flavor). I’ve tried every store bought marinade out there, never being fully satisfied with the result, until I finally started experimenting with my own concoction. Eventually I stumbled upon what we think is a winner (when my husband doesn’t use A1 I know I’m onto something), and that is what I am sharing with you today.
Savory Garlic Steak Marinade
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c lemon juice
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c olive oil
1 Tbls garlic powder
1 Tbls dried basil
1 Tbls dried parsley
1 t black pepper
1 t minced garlic
Hot pepper sauce to taste – if desired
Simple as can be. Mix all the above together. Pour over steak and refrigerate 4 hours before cooking.
Around here we tend to like corn on the cob and baked potatoes with our steaks, but tonight we switched out the corn for tomato and mozzarella with a balsamic glaze. Sweet tea on the side!
I would love to know what you think if you try it out. Please let me know in the comments!