How To Marinade Steak
How To Marinade Steak
The highlight of summer eating for many is a delicious grilled steak. Learn how to prepare a delicious home marinade using vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and herbs; and make that summer barbecue one to remember!
Hi there, I'm Matt from the Underground Cookery School, and today I'm going to do a video cookery lesson for you. Hi there, cookery lovers. What we are about to do is marinate a steak.
Now, I've got a sirloin here, and the first thing I'm going to add is some vegetable oil. Now, you want to do equal quantities of vegetable oil, I've got soy sauce, I've actually got dark soy sauce here, and I've also got some red wine vinegar, so that goes over as well. Let's move those out of the way so you can see what I'm doing.
I'm going to add some worcestershire sauce, about 3 tablespoons, just to give it a nice thick robust flavor. I'm also going to add to that, so we've now got a really nice watery base, and we just want to add some ingredients to that. So I've got some onion here, how much, probably a medium-sized onion.
What you really want to be doing is getting the onion into the wet sauce because what you should be doing is turning the steak reasonaby often. Maybe, if you are only doing it, marinating for 2 hours, maybe once every half hour. I'm also going to add some chopped basil, so that will go in, same rule applies, a little bit of paprika, about a tablespoon, it's not as hot as you think it would be.
They say minced garlic, but I prefer diced garlic, because if you mince, you lose all of the flavors which are in the juice. I'm going to put some rosemary in there. The marriage of rosemary and beef is, I just think, amazing.
Now, before I add the lemon juice, I'm just going to lift the steak up, because I want to give that a really good old mix in there. You could add salt if you like, and I've got some at the ready, but I'd rather not, because I think that's going to draw out all the moisture from the steak. The final thing I'm going to add is a bit of pepper, but before I do that I'm going to give my hands a quick rinse because I have some raw protein on my hands, and it's not a good idea to keep doing that in the mix.
The final word on this is, you can add salt if you want but I'm not going to. You can marinate this for as long as you like, up to 24 hours or longer, but if you are only doing it for a short period of time, let's say an hour or two hours, just keep turning the steak every ten to fifteen minutes. I'm just going to put all of these over here, because the final job, I'm just going to turn it one more time like that.
The final job is to cover it with cling film, grab my knife, and that will go in my fridge. And that is how to marinate a steak.