I love to grill, especially a nice steak. When I cook I always use a nice steak marinade or mix of spices to add some great flavor. This steak marinade is one of my favorites and most popular. My kids love it too and it has become a staple meal for our house. The nice thing about marinades are that you can experiment. This one has a nice splash of citrus in it, complemented with some savory herbs. You can use any kind of steak with this marinade. I mainly use it with flank steak or CAP steak strips (about 4 oz servings). My mouth is watering as I type…So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to fire up that grill! Basil-Lime Steak Marinade
- 4 limes (zest and juiced)
- 3 cloves of garlic (1 garlic clove = 1 tsp of minced garlic)
- 1 TBS organic Dijon mustard (make sure the ingredients don’t list sugar, you can find it a Meijer)
- 1/3 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup liquid animos (or coconut animos)
- 2 TBS dried basil (you can use fresh too)
Add the ingredients together and mix (I put it in my Magic Bullet for a few seconds). Then salt and pepper your steak and place in a gallon zip lock bag and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I always flip mine when I wake in the morning, not sure if it helps…but…we all have our weird quarks. Then take out the steak and pour the marinade from the bag in a small bowl and use it to brush the steak as you cook it, just make sure not to use it as a raw sauce (it can be unsafe). After cooking to your desired “doneness” (I prefer medium-rare). Let the steak sit for about 5 minutes to let the meat rest, if not when you cut into it all the juices will flow out.
Ate one of Eric’s steaks on Sunday night at a church retreat, and I mean this in the most reverent way which I don’t think disobeys the third commandment, OMG! It was really good. Made affordable steaks for 10 on a tight budget taste great
Thanks Craig. It was fun to make it for you guys. Glad you liked it.