"Best Steak Marinade in Existence"

My husband graduated with his B.S. in Mathematics at the beginning of the month and we didn't have a grad party or anything but Kent and I wanted to celebrate at home so we decided on a nice steak dinner that he might enjoy! I am VERY proud of him! It's been many long years since he first started to school back in 1998 and he's gone back and forth multiple times, taking breaks for the Marine Corps and a couple other jobs (but mainly the Marine Corps), but he stuck with it and made it through! Now as soon as he's cleared post his back surgery (which all went well!) he can pursue his new career and I know he's VERY ready to move on!

So for dinner I paired some lovely T-Bones marinated with my favorite "Best Steak Marinade in Existence" with baked potatoes, fresh corn on the cob and Kent and Kenneth enjoyed some cheesy garlic bread with their dinners!

It seems like quite a few ingredients to start with, but welllll worth it! White pepper, basil, minced garlic , soy sauce, Worcestershire (not pictured), olive oil, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, parsley and lemon juice.

Started with the soy sauce.

Adding in the olive oil.

Lemon juice joining the mix!

Garlic powder time!

In goes the basil!

Pretty green parsley!

Hot sauce to finish it off - spice wimp here so just a couple drops for me!

All the seasonings in!

The original recipe calls for this to be blended in a blender or a food processor but I chose to be lazy and keep it all in one container, so I used the whisk attachment on my hand mixer to blend it a minute or two before adding the steaks.

Marinade all mixed up and ready to go!

I bought a nice package of three T-Bone steaks.

Mmmm... green goodness!

I put the lid on the Tupperware, shook it up and put it in the fridge. I shook it about two or three times prior to grilling them up so the marinade would get redistributed as needed.

After about 2 days marinating - looking flavorful and tender!

Grilled up and beautiful! Ready to enjoy.

I used the remainder of the marinade to saute a carton of mushrooms along with a little butter in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes until they were tender. They were fabulous with the steak!

These steaks were tender, incredibly delicious and so flavorful! The whole meal was fabulous, the corn was sweet and fresh, the baked potatoes were well cooked and the mushrooms with the meat were PERFECT!! This marinade is wonderful. My husband who normally thinks if steak is good enough it doesn't need any "messing with" absolutely loves this marinade. He said it reminds him of the cracked black pepper recipe he used to get on a steak at O'Charleys, without the pepper part. :) It's really a great marinade, and the recipe is good for about 8 servings, so if you have a smaller family like me you can halve the original recipe (which is what I did) or make the whole recipe, use what you need and freeze half for later (which I have also done)!

Recipe from AllRecipes


1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.

Pour marinade over desired type of meat. Cover, and refrigerate for up 2 hours or more. Cook meat as desired.


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