Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lemon-Soy Marinated Steaks


I'm a HUGE steak fan. Don't let my recipes with tofu fool you. I love a good steak. Slightly rare in the middle, nice and juicy. No one can make it like my husband's family can make it. I've never had a better steak. Only one has come close, at a Japanese grill. Even then though. . .I'd rather have a steak cooked by my brother-in-law, or father-in-law.

I got this recipe from a Walmart cookbook. I'll admit, I really dislike that store, and I avoid it at all costs. My sister gave me this cookbook though, and it has pictures for every recipe, which I LOVE! Here's what you'll need, and most of this stuff is stuff you'll have in the house!
  • Brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • oil
  • garlic
  • lemons (you'll need the juice and the rind)
Juice up one or two lemons (you'll need about 1/3 cup)

add the soy sauce, oil and dissolve the brown sugar in everything

add your lemon rind

then your garlic. You could also add some chopped onion, but we vetoed since Captain Jax wouldn't touch them if I did that. He's funny that way.

Put your steaks in a baggie. We used rib-eyes, since it was Mother's day and that's what my mother in law wanted.

Pour your marinade all over the steaks, and let them sit for about 24 hours, flipping them every few hours, to make sure the juices soak in good.

My fridge smelled so lemony and soy-y (??) after these sat in the fridge for a day and 1/2. I loved it.

Throw them on the grill and cook to your desired doneness. This family likes them medium rare. Well, I like them like that, captain Jax wants them still mooing.

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
Combine everything in a bowl until the sugar's dissolved. Place the steaks in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the steaks. Let them sit for about 24 hours, turning every few hours. Grill steak how you like best. This recipe can cover about 3 steaks nicely, about 1 lb each.


  1. Krystal that marinade sounds perfect. Your grill marks are lovely!!

  2. Hot dang! That looks MARVELOUS!! I love that kind of marinade, but I gotta say that's a most excellent grill job there too.

  3. This sounds so delicious! I have got to remember to try this....yummy!

  4. Gorgeous steak!

  5. That looks super delicious!

  6. This marinade sounds great!


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