An easy steak marinade that adds great flavor to tender cuts. A superb ribeye marinade that also works great with tender marinating steaks cut from the loin and sirloin.
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 3 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh ginger,peeled and minced 2 teaspoons grated zest from 1 orange(outer skin) 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 medium scallion, sliced thin
Combine the marinade and meat in a resealable plastic food bag, press out as much air as possible. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the bag after 30 minutes to distribute marinade evenly. This is a great grilling marinade.
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Tender cuts are marinated only to add flavor, therefore need short marinating times of only 15 minutes to 2 hours. A highly acidic marinade for steak can actually toughen fibers in tender cuts, similar to overcooking a steak or roast.
Best to marinade in resealable plastic food bag, a bag will help to cut down on clean up and allow you to turn, to evenly distribute the marinade.
You can marinade in plastic, glass, or stainless steel containers, covered with lid.
Don't marinade in aluminum containers or foil, a chemical reaction could spoil the meat.
Don't reuse leftover marinade for other food.
Don't use marinade from raw meat unless its boiled first for several minutes.
Always marinade in the refrigerator, never at room temperature.
Tenderizing marinades penetrate about 1/4 inch into the surface of the meat.
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