Soy Garlic Lime Marinade for Flank Steak

January 16, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Makes enough for 1 flank steak
Author Notes

I have a variety of marinades I make based around soy sauce and lime juice, inspired by my love of Asian cuisine. This is the perfect one for flank steak--fabulous any time of year. I always taste marinades before using them--if any of the flavors seem out of balance, add more of the other ingredients to counter balance it. —The Spiced Life

What You'll Need
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese superior dark soy sauce or SE Asian double soy sauce (do not use light)
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced (if they are dry, use 2-3)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together. Dip a finger to taste–neither the lime nor the soy should totally overwhelm, but rather should be balanced. The sweetness should be very faint.
  2. Place in a plastic bag with raw steak. Before you grill the steak, shake the garlic paper off of the steak. Grill to desired doneness (I recommend rare or medium rare).
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3 Reviews

KvellintheKitchen June 8, 2020
I used this marinade for grilled chicken breasts. It was absolutely delicious and definitely my new go-to for summer grilling. There are lots of soy-lime marinade recipes on the web, but this one gets the proportions just right. Thanks for sharing!
Lefty March 19, 2014
This looks like a good base. This would be enhanced by a few teaspoons of fish sauce.
Laurel J. March 13, 2013
How long do you marinade this?