Steak Marinade – An aromatic, flavorful herby blend of rosemary, thyme, paprika , garlic with an added kick from cayenne pepper. So easy to prepare using less ingredients that guarantees a finger-licking good marinade for all your steaks craving!
If there is one thing that would prevent me from becoming a vegan is STEAK. I just don’t know how people do it. I have read several articles on how steak is bad for you, but then again, I have seen quite a few that say it’s ok to indulge once in a while and I am just going to agree with the latter and indulge once in a while.
This Steak Marinade here makes your favorite steak cut to a greater level. It soaks in all the wonderful note of flavors in every inches of your steak and it’s great with pork too. You can play around with the herbs a little less would works as well. if you are not a fan of heat(cayenne pepper) then leave it out completely . That goes for soy sauce too. You can finely chop all the ingredients, use a food processor to blend or use a mortar and pestle. It all works .
I don’t know how you like your steak. I love my steak medium, pink on the inside. I know most of my family think I’m a barbarian (cultural thing). Any visibility of red or pink color on your plate would be…. to put it lightly… distasteful .
My family members would not touch a steak if it is not well done.
You know what? They are from the 70’s and am a 90’s chick, I love it! (When am writing music pops in my head sometimes and I just have to express it somehow).
Ok, It was the norm for me too, until I started experimenting on taste and after conducting a blind test. Medium is my ultimate way of enjoying a steak – unbelievably good; tender juicy and flavorful. Cook to your heart’s desire! If you want it burned , then go for it . What ever, rocks your boat!!!
For the mean time, let’s gobble up some steak using this herby aromatic steak marinade.
If you have never tried cooking steak medium – give it a try, too. You might just be a convert, like me. Do you know when it is medium? Good question.
The obvious choice would be to use your thermometer, until it reads 140 to 150 degrees F. Or do a finger test like the one HERE. Whichever way you love cooking your steak – go for it. Just buy a good steak and make this. You would love it. Serve with this fries here or pair it with salad.
Tips and Notes:
- You may marinate the steak with salt. Cook and serve with blend of the remaining ingredients.
- For thicker steak cuts, prick the surface of the meat with fork to help the marinade penetrate as deeply as possible.
- Remove as much marinade from the steak as possible before cooking to avoid flare-ups on the grill.
- Used marinade shouldn’t be recycled as it is unsafe with all the raw meat juice soaked along in it.
Post was first published on December 2014 and is updated with new photos and some tips and notes.
- 3 Tablespoons minced fresh rosemary, thyme
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh thyme
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 -1 Tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
- 2-4 tablespoons canola or any cooking oil (adjust to desired consistency)
- 2 boneless strip steaks , 1 inch thick (about 3/4 -1 pound each)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a food processor or using a mortar and pestle, blend rosemary, thyme, garlic, paprika, cayenne ,soy sauce. and oil
- Marinate the steak with the herb mixture for at 30 minutes or or more . You may refrigerate until ready to cook. Let it rest for 20 minutes before cooking. Remove as much marinade from the steak as possible .
- Heat up a cast iron or grill pan until hot. Cook steak, flipping once, until browned and cooked to desired doneness or grill the steaks on high heat for about 7- 10 minutes on each side for medium or when an internal temperature reads 135 degrees F
- When the steaks are done to your liking, take them off the grill and let them rest for about 10 minutes.