I made this steak marinade out of necessity. We used to buy a steak marinade at Weiss and Price Chopper called Savory Steak. It was a store brand marinade, and for whatever reason, they stopped making it. Like, why? Why would they do that?! We LOVED that marinade and we could not find a suitable replacement for it. We kept hoping it would come back, but, nope. A dark sadness overcame us. So what were we to do?
We tried whipping up a few marinades and couldn’t find anything that satisfied our palates like the Savory marinade. We had 1 bottle of the marinade left in our pantry, so I let the voice of reason take over. I looked at the ingredient list on the back of the label, and tried to make a close copy of it. What I came up with actually turned out BETTER than our old favorite.
Best Steak Marinade
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 pkg mesquite
Mix all the ingredients together. Poke holes in the steak with a fork if you want the flavor to really penetrate the meat. You can let it soak for 10 minutes on each side if you are in a hurry, but if you want maximum flavor, let it soak in at least 24 hours.
Yum! Next you need to have an expert grill master. Believe me, you need some experience in order to cook a steak to perfection. One of the biggest mistakes people make when grilling a steak is that they keep flipping the steak. Don’t do that. Let the steak sit on one side at a time anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on how well done you want the steak to be.
Another thing most people don’t do is allow the steak to rest after cooking. Generally, it it is best to let the steak rest for about 10 minutes before cutting. This allows the juices to flow through the steak again.
Now slice it up and enjoy!