Soy Garlic Lime Marinade for Flank Steak

January 16, 2012


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

Makes: enough for 1 flank steak

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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).

More Great Recipes:
Condiment/Spread|Marinade|Asian|Beef|Garlic|Lime|Steak|Grill/Barbecue|Spring|Summer|Winter|Valentine's Day

Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

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?