Steak Marinade

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by shaggy91954, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    I was just wondering and hoping for new ideas, but what are your favorite steak marinades?  I really like Allegro marinated strip steaks.  Marinate over night and bring to room temp. prior to grilling. 
     
  2. We use Lawry's Garlic Herb;

     
  3. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Melt some butter and slather the steak with it. Coarse ground pepper and Kosher salt to taste. Grill over hot coals to medium rare. That is my version of the perfect steak. If you can't bring yourself to eat it without additional flavor, saute some fresh mushrooms and sliced sweet onions. Oh dear God, my stomach is cramping with hunger just thinking about it.
     
  4. I don't marinade anymore, just S&P and butter, But back when I was in the Restaurant business every once in a while I would cut me a nice center cut rib eye and soak it overnight in beer with some cut up onion and it was great 

    gary
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary Beer is the best meat tenderizer I have ever used. No marinade just a simple pat of Garlic Butter when finished.
     
  6. The thing about marinades (beer) and all the rest they change the flavor of the meat, not saying that's a bad thing, and depending on what you are in the mood for.  I was telling my grandson, when I was in the food business we had a guy that came in every week, ordered a rib eye  Rare and mean rare. Always gave the waitress specific instructions until everyone got to know him. 

    He said tell the cook, just salt and pepper, throw it on the grill count to 5, turn it over count to 5, then on the plate.

    Gary
     
  7. On a quality cut of meat I prefer only salt and pepper. But, on lesser cuts, Allegro Brisket Sauce is fantastic. Gives a nice smokey flavor even on a gas grill. Whenever I serve one to someone who hasn't had it before, they always say, "Wow! What did you do to this steak?" That stuff is magic.
     
  8. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    I've never seen the Brisket Sauce in the stores here, just the marinade.  My wife likes McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning blended with a 1/4 cup olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce.  The first time I made a steak for her with that marinade she said it was better than any she had and that's the only way she wants it marinaded now.  I like to switch up and yes just salt and pepper is great too.
     
  9. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    I've used a blend like that (Italian Dressing) on pork, but never on beef.  Guess I'll have to give it a try.
     
  10. The brisket sauce is very similar to the regular marinade except it's smokey and a little sweeter.
     
  11. I'll assume you are asking about marinades sold at store/online.

    Basque Norte.  

    This is my favorite.  It is sold in some grocery stores(small bottles) in NorCal gracery stores and larger bottles at a Chico, Ca. Costco(maybe others, but so far I've only seen it there, and cheaper, too.)

    It's has chunks of garlic but, not over powering.  A reasonably thick steak takes 3-4 hours +/- marinade time. No additional salt or spices are needed.

    I even marinaded salmon bellies and hot smoke them. 

    http://basquenorte.com/the-marinade.php

    Link has the name of the company that bottles it for them.  It is a link to their restaurant, too.

    -Brian
     
  12. I've seen this brand at my local Ralph's grocery. I guess I'm going to have to give it a try.
     
  13. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    Fresh minced garlic Kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorns
     
  14. When I marinade, I use the following:

    1/3 cup Dale's Steak Marinade

    1/3 cup Lemon Juice

    1/3 cup Red Wine vinegar

    1 tsp liquid smoke (only when I am grilling the steaks - not when I am smoking then reverse seering them)

    4 or 5 drops of Tobasco Sauce

    1 or 2 shakes of Garlic Powder

    There is a steak house called Conestoga in Alabama that uses something similar.

    I always finish my steaks by brushing on some EVOO on my steaks, grind some Salt and Pepper on it and seer them on a hot grill.
     
  15. This one was passed down from my mom that she used on flank steak but I've used it on sirloin tip, top sirloin, bottom/top round and skirt steak both think and super thin. It's great for steak played by itself but also for steak sandwiches with red onion and horseradish/sour cream spread. With the skirt steak my kids eat the thin steak strips like potato chips.

    4oz soy sauce
    4oz water (to cut the salt)
    1 tbls brown sugar
    1tsp to 1 tbls chopped garlic (To taste)

    Mix together and marinade for 24 turning once or twice.

    Enjoy!
     
  16. P.S. Helps to cross score the meat
     
  17. P.S.S. Do NOT rinse and do not use any other salt products on the steak but if you like pepper or more garlic powder, have at it.
     
  18. Recently did a small center cut tenderloin and some boneless short ribs, all they needed was a little EVOO and some salt and pepper. Will post full before and after next time.
     
  19. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

     
  20. Looks mighty tasty

    Gary
     

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