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World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.

World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.

World's Best Steak Marinade
You will never need to look for another steak marinade recipe again. A marinade can make or break your steaks. With so many flavor combinations, it can be hard to decipher the best marinades. So what is absolutely necessary in a steak marinade?  An acidic marinade will help break down the muscle fibers, making the steak tender and cut like butter.

Because of this needed acidity, we added lemon juice in this marinade to help make your steaks as tender as they can be. Mixed with a perfect blend of seasonings and sauces, this marinade recipe will not disappoint and will soon become the only one you ever use again!

Pair this marinade with a durable cast iron pan and get ready to cut into the world's best steak!

Here's Two Favorites from Le Creuset.

Le Creuset Cast Iron Grill Pan

Le Creuset Cast Iron Grill Pan

Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware is individually crafted by French artisans from the finest quality materials since 1925, Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware is beloved for its perfected design and exceptional heat retention that produces superior results from stove to oven to table.

Le Creuset's new enameled cast iron Deep Round Grill Pan brings the delicious flavor of outdoor grilling conveniently indoors. The interior surface is finished with a black satin enamel that eliminates the need for the traditional seasoning and maintenance of raw cast iron. Specially formulated for higher surface temperature cooking, the enamel develops a natural patina over time that is ideal for searing.

The high ridges create perfect sear marks and allow excess fat and grease to drain away from the food. Loop handles make it easy to maneuver a full pan, and the spouts on two sides allow for drip-free pours. Show me more →

Le Crueset Signature Skillet

Our best-selling skillet in 2020! Le Creuset has refreshed their classic skillet line, adding several new Signature touches to their original workhorse design. The updated Le Creuset 10.25" Signature Skillet features the same durable enameled finish, and matte black interior enamel as the original, but the pan now features the Signature loop handle to make it easier to lift the skillet and move it to your stove top, oven or table.

Its smooth enameled black interior doesn't require seasoning and will sear steaks, chops and more with ease. The skillet can be used with virtually any heat source, including gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and even induction.  Show me more →

A Few Worthy Choices from Lodge.

Lodge Logic Cast Iron Pans
If you don't mind keeping up with seasoning your pan, two styles from Lodge can cook up steaks with a great crust. With 100% pure vegetable oil, an electrostatic spray system, and high temperature gas ovens, the pans are blackened to a finish that you can use right out of the box.

Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet

The Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is an American classic, and more than ever, it remains one of your kitchen's most essential pieces. This do-it-all pan is forge-seasoned and ready to use, with natural non-stick properties that will continue to improve with use. The heavy cast iron is suitable for all range types and safe for use in the oven, on the grill or at the campfire.

Lodge skillets are an excellent choice for searing meats, fish or vegetables, frying eggs, browning meats or making chili or stews. Hand washing and seasoning maintenance is required. Show me more →

Lodge Logic Cast Iron Round GriddleThe low-sided 1/2" deep Lodge Logic Seasoned Cast Iron Round Griddle is an ample 10.5" in diameter and is also perfect for steaks, pizzas, biscuits, pancakes, and eggs.
The low sides make it easier to get under foods for turning. Flip your eggs over-easy and mountains on flapjacks with ease. The smooth interior will give you an excellent crust on meat, poultry and fish.

The World's Best Steak Marinade

Prep Time: 10 min.  |  Marinating Time: 3-12 hours  |  Cook Time: 7-10 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pound steaks (use your favorite cut of steak, we used 2 New York Strips.)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Grape tomatoes, halved  (if desired)
Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, red pepper, and garlic using a whisk. Whisk until very well combined.

2. Place steaks in a gallon-sized zip lock bag and pour marinade over the top. Marinade for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

3. Place a skillet over high heat. Add the marinated steaks. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes. The outside should be a dark brown color.

4. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until desired doneness. (For a medium steak, it should take around 8 minutes, flipping 3 times.) Add grape tomatoes to skillet, if desired

5. Top steaks with a slab of butter, and sprinkle with fresh parsley or tarragon and enjoy!

A Few Cast Essentials for Cast Iron Cookware.

The Lodge Chain-Mail Scubber removes stubborn food residue without removing the seasoning. Perfect for cleaning any bare cast iron and carbon steel cookware, this scrubber is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.  Shop →

 
Lodge Silicone Handle Cover

The Lodge Deluxe Silicone Handle Holder has an improved design with even more heat protection, and a sand-cast textured finish that provides excellent grip and comfort. it's the perfect companion for your long-handled cast iron cookware.

The thick, slip-on grip provides stove-top heat protection up to 550° F, and is designed to fit snuggly over Lodge handles of 9" or longer. Dishwasher safe.  Shop →

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Scrub Brush

The Lodge Scrub Brush is the best way to clean your cast iron cookware without stripping its natural non-stick properties.

This 10" brush has a compact round head with densely packed stiff bristles to easily reach the edges, corners and contours of you cast iron pots pans, lids, grills and griddles. This brush can release food particles and will leave your cast iron clean and ready for seasoning.  Shop →

 

Learn more about beef steaks from this previous Inspired Cooks post, All About Steak from June 2020.

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