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MISSRUTH Posts: 4,088
1/13/13 9:51 A

We don't drink at all so I've never used alcohol in marinades-- everything I've used has had vinegar or lemon juice in it. My husband likes the italian dressing but I'm not so fond of it.

One of my favorite ways to prepare steaks doesn't involve marinade-- it's only good if you don't have problems with sodium though. Sprinkle seasoned salt on the steaks and then basil. You want to use what looks like almost too much. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for a few hours. I suppose you could use a Mrs. Dash type blend instead of the seasoned salt, if you watch your sodium.

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1/13/13 5:35 A

Italian dressing is great to marinate steaks in.

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1/6/13 10:30 P

We do rubs a lot; they don't imbue the same flavor on the grill, I'm afraid. They tend to get flamed right off!

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BASKETLADY13 Posts: 301
1/6/13 10:27 P

I agree about the dry rub suggestion. We just had steak tonight for dinner and that's the only seasoning we used. You don't have to have a marinade to make steak taste good. Also works wonders on ribs for people that aren't fond of sauce.

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1/6/13 10:18 P

Would you be open to a dry rub?
(That sounded funny!)

Seriously, I use John Henry's Mojave Garlic Pepper as my go-to rub. They make a lot of rubs and marinades - I've only tried the rubs. Chicago Steak Seasoning from Penzeys is pretty good. Morton's sells their Cajun seasoning on-line but it never tastes like what you get in the restaurant...still pretty tasty though. Lawry's is always good, too.

Just need a hot pan w/some olive oil in it and sizzle away.

I've never tried using these on a BBQ grill though.

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1/6/13 9:49 P

I do agree that good steak shouldn't need marinade, but we enjoy it. We eat steak so often that always cooking it the same way would be boring!

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1/6/13 5:24 P

Worcestershire sauce could work for you. We like to marinate in vinegar - at home we have red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, etc. It's a great way to add flavor without calories or even sodium!

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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1/6/13 3:56 P

I really like this one for Mojo Grilling Marinade

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
1/6/13 3:53 P

This is what I use for steaks.
3 T olive oil
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/3 c water
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

I found this one which has a bit more to it but is also non-alcoholic-

Edited by: LOUNMOUN at: 1/6/2013 (15:54)
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1/6/13 3:38 P

This is a recipe for carne asada tacos, but the marinade (mojo) for the meat would be good on regular steaks too:

This one is another tasty one:

But, if the steaks are really good quality, I don't marinate at all. I just season and grill or cook on the cast iron. Good steaks don't need marinade.

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1/6/13 3:30 P

I like a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, teriyaki sauce and mustard for steak. I also like to just coat the steak with mustard and grill or broil.


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1/6/13 3:08 P

Okay, so, my husband is quitting drinking (yay!) and unfortunately, that means that bringing bourbon or wine in to marinate steaks in is a no-no. It's impossible for him to marinate steaks without marinating the cook as well!

So, I'm reaching out to you guys for some great, non-alcoholic marinades for steaks. He can adjust his seasonings to pretty much any marinade. In the past, we've used Dales, and a few other bottled stuffs, but honestly... he has become such a purist he doesn't like them anymore. :)

So... what kind of savory, tasty marinades do you use? Recipes are welcome. Good bases for us are soy sauce, olive oil, that sort of thing. We're not afraid of unusual stuff... Come on, we've grilled peaches!

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