We’ve all wondered how to make the best steak possible. Well first, start with a mail order meat subscription box from Hometown Meat. The word “marinate” means to steep food in a marinade. A marinade is essentially an acidic sauce in which a food is soaked to give the meat greater flavor or to tenderize it.
And after that, there are 5 key elements to any great steak marinade. Those 5 key elements that make the absolute best steak marinade ever are:
- Seasonings of some sort
Steak Marinade Recipe
Here is a great steak marinade recipe:
Place the 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 1/3 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Pour marinade over your Hometown Meat.
Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Pour marinade over desired type of meat.
In the steak marinade the salt and sugar help to season the meat as well as increase the overall tenderness and juiciness factors of the meat. The acidity in the steak adds a tanginess to each and every bite and , the oil in the marinade helps to transfer all of that marinade into the meat itself. And of course, the seasonings are there to really influence the overall flavor of the steak.
Back to the Marinade
Quantity: The marinade should totally cover the meat in order for it to work effectively.
Marinate Time: When using tender cuts of beef, the marinade is used basically to flavor the meat so a soaking time of 2 hours or less is all that is required. Tougher cuts of beef should be soaked in the marinade for several hours or overnight in order to tenderize the meat as well as flavor it.
Refrigeration: Make sure to ALWAYS marinate beef in the refrigerator. It’s OK to marinade beef up to 24 hours, but usually you want to marinade your steak no more than that amount of time.
Containers: Because the steak marinade contains acidic ingredients, reactive containers such as metal bowls should not be used. It is best to use containers such as glass or plastic bowls or plastic bags that can be sealed.
Reuse: Whenever you use a steak marinade, you should never reuse. Why? Well, because there are bacteria that may be present from having been in contact with the raw beef. If for some reason that you’d like to reuse the steak marinade, the only way the marinade can be reused is to boil it thoroughly and then use it as a basting liquid or as part of a sauce for the meat.
When You Learn How to Marinate Steak, You’ve Taken the Next Step
Cooking steak that has been marinated is a wonderful way to enjoy your steak with the greatest amount of flavor. Through marinating your steak, less expensive cuts of beef such as flank steak, round steak and sirloin steaks all can be the star of your dinner table. End the end, the secret to preparing a juicy, flavorful steak is to marinate. And enjoy Hometown Meat.