The Best Marinade Around
This recipe makes enough marinade for one steak, but can be multiplied for the amount you are grilling.
This recipe makes enough marinade for one steak, but can be multiplied for the amount you are grilling.
5 STARS IS A RIP OFF!!! This one truly deserves 10 stars! We just finished dinner and I couldn't wait to get my review in... This was incredible... Really! Absolutely incredible. I used some boneless, thick cut, pork chops which usually come out way too dry for my liking. (Especially when you do them on the grill.) Well, my hubby grilled them and we were OH SO delighted when we bit into that first bite. It was seriously the most moist chop I've ever had! HANDS DOWN!!! What I cannot believe is that just 4 simple ingredients make such a HUGE difference! The only change I made was to use "low sodium" soy sauce, and I marinated it for about 4 hours. These chops were OUTSTANDING!!! I think I'll be buying pork chops more often these days!!!Read More
I tried the recipe the way it is, and it's OK. But for the PERFECT steak, try adding Balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and ground pepper. It is best if the liquid ingredients are added in the same proportion, that way the saltyness of the soy sauce is not overpowering. Juicy!Read More
5 STARS IS A RIP OFF!!! This one truly deserves 10 stars! We just finished dinner and I couldn't wait to get my review in... This was incredible... Really! Absolutely incredible. I used some boneless, thick cut, pork chops which usually come out way too dry for my liking. (Especially when you do them on the grill.) Well, my hubby grilled them and we were OH SO delighted when we bit into that first bite. It was seriously the most moist chop I've ever had! HANDS DOWN!!! What I cannot believe is that just 4 simple ingredients make such a HUGE difference! The only change I made was to use "low sodium" soy sauce, and I marinated it for about 4 hours. These chops were OUTSTANDING!!! I think I'll be buying pork chops more often these days!!!
I tried the recipe the way it is, and it's OK. But for the PERFECT steak, try adding Balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and ground pepper. It is best if the liquid ingredients are added in the same proportion, that way the saltyness of the soy sauce is not overpowering. Juicy!
This is a good basic recipe, but should come with a warning: Do not over marinate with this recipe! Your meat will be tough and salty! I botched it cause I didn't follow the directions. The next time I tried it, I added black pepper and 1tb brown mustard. I marinated chicken instead of beef. I liked it. I think next time I'll try adding some kind of herb like cilantro or rosemary instead of mustard.
What an awesome marinade recipe! Took me 3 minutes to prepare. I marinated 2 butterfly pork chops in it for 1 1/2 hours, then grilled. I couldn't believe how wonderfully they turned out! Thanks so much for the recipe!
I used this marinade on a pork tenderloin, which Hubs grilled. Both of us are relative purists when it comes to how we like our meats, generally preferring a light seasoning over marinades. But I like to try different things. After trying this I still prefer no marinade at all, but I did enjoy it. Hubs, on the other hand, said it tasted like soy sauce.
This is a good one. I add a tbsp of red wine vinegar and a tsp of worstershire sauce. If I have fresh ginger I grate a tsp in too.
Way, way, way too much soy sauce. It just over-powers everything else.
This was a fantastic marinade. I only eat red meat once or twice a year (and only then with lots of BBQ sauce), but this marinade has me craving grilled steaks and I didn't use any BBQ sauce! It so simple and so wonderful and made the steak very tender and tasty! Thanks!
I thought this marinade was excellent. I liked the fact that it complemented the meat (I used a couple of Delmonico steaks) and didn't over-power it like some marinades do. My every picky husband however thought it was just so-so. The fact that it was sooo easy and quick to make means he'll be seeing a lot more of it anyway!!
I like this recipe, I use it a couple of times a month to tenderize tougher cuts of steak. I use it more for that purpose then for flavor, although I like the flavor.
I used this marinade for a roast then put it on the bbq. DH said it was the best roast ever, the boys nearly ate the whole roast and even my fussy girl who dosent eat alot of meat went for seconds! thanks for the recipe
Yuk. Too much soy sauce in this recipe. Try halfing with red wine vinegar.
Great recipe!! Thanks! I have used it on tougher cuts of meat and they were great. I will probably never make steaks without this marinade again!! I wanted to add to my review...we almost ALWAYS use this for pork chops and call it "fake steak" it is MUCH cheaper to do than steaks all of the time. We LOVE it!!
The best marinade I've tried for chuck shoulder steak. It was very tender, juicy and tasty. This is a keeper!
Got to be not only the best and the easiest marinade around. Have given it to many people and they all rave...........Good Job........
This was absolutely delicious. I was in a real time crunch so was looking for a very fast marinade and this one fit the bill. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I modified it by adding about 1/4 c. honey. DH and the kids loved it too.
Been using this for years, only I usually use white/red wine in place of the lemon for steaks. Always great and we use with all meat...great as a rib marinade to if you like a dry rib on the grill...My family likes it so much that the ribs hardly ever make it to the table, they are gone straight off the grill!!
Excellent marinade, perhaps the best ever! My old recipe was similar, but this recipe even beats my old one, I am recommending this to all my family and friends. Also is very easy!
After reading several of the other reviews I decided to try this recipe with a few modifications. The first being I only used 1/2 of the amount of soy souce called for. (1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup.) The second, which is what I think made the most difference, was the addition of 1/8 cup of orange blossom honey. It turned out to be a wonderful marinade that my husband really enjoyed!
This was okay, but not fabulous. I tried it with chicken. The lemon juice chemically cooked the chicken before I put it on the grill - that was a little odd. I think this recipe is better for beef.
I've made this a couple times now and it's really very good. I like to get a typically tough cut of meat and this marinade tenderizes it and adds great flavor. Last night I marinated a London broil. It was juicy and tender. Everyone loved it!
Just ok. Husband didn't care for the strong soy sauce.
Simple and tasty. The steak was tender and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
Did not like recipe..very strong Soy Sauce Flavor..Will not make again
Basic marinade but nothing special. Soy and olive oil is the base and then you add whatever you want per your taste. Don't want it to get too salty? Use Kikkoman Light Soy. Why Kikkoman? Because it's brewed right here in Wisconsin!
While this recipe was really easy - it was WAY to salty and had no variation in flavor. I added some orange juice to add a little sweetness to it, but it didn't help enough. It also didn't really do anything for the tenderness of the beef.
We use it all the time on a variety of different meats - flank to New York - and love it. I like garlic, so I tend to use more.
It was good. Husband thought it was awesome!
TRULY THE BEST! My husband is a big game hunter and I run out of ideas on how to fix the meat. I used this marinade on his elf and wild boar and he is still raving over it - a week later! Thank you!
For a healthier version, substitute the traditional soy sauce with Liquid Amino... tastes the same but major health boost!
We used this recipe last night when grilling steaks ~ It sure was good. I followed the recipe but just doubled everything. The next time I try it, I'm going to try it on pork chops. :o) Thanks!!
This is really good. I've made it twice - once exactly as the recipe states, and once using lime juice instead of lemon. Both are delicious! I'll be making this again and again.
I use this all the time, but I don't use the lemon juice, and substitute Italian dressing for the olive oil.
How can something so simple taste so good?!!!!! It is delicious!
This is the only marinade I use on steaks and the only change I make is to add freshly ground pepper. Usually put the steaks (most often strip loin) and marinate in a ziplock in the morning and grill them for supper that evening. The steaks sear nicely and are juicy and tender. Delicious!
This is one "Incredible" basic Marinade. The key is not to over cook the meat. Tried it – using a “less sodium” Soy Sauce - on a typically tough piece of pork and the resulting meat was as tender as a filet mignon. My domestic partner was as impressed as I, she having tasted many of my past efforts with some distaste. Also did wonders with chicken. This is a keeper to be experimented with.
Loved it used on chicken and pork.
This recipe made the best steaks I've ever tasted! I also smothered the steaks in minced garlic (from the jar)
This is really an outstanding marinade! I put it all together and tossed it over some steak bites and froze - wow - what a wonderful surprise! Tasty and fragrant, thank you for sharing!
It was so easy and the flavor was great, it was different than you store bought marinades!!!!!!! I give it 5 *****
Like others have suggested, I used lite soy sauce for my chicken marinade. I also added a bit of ginger. Great flavor if you're a fan of soy sauce!
This marinade is mouth-watering. It is also simple and effortless. Truly, it is the best I have ever made! Thanks!
This is a great quick marinade. We marinate most of our steaks and this recipe will be used often along with my other favorites.
AWESOME!!! is the only way to describe this recipe. The steak even stays moist when reheated the next day.
I let this marinate over night and they were absolute heaven. I marinated steaks for Valentines dinner and my husband asked if they were hard, when I replied that they were VERY easy. He responded "good, then we can have them a lot more often!"
Great on beef, would not use it on chicken. A friend put 1/2c sugar in hers, soy sauce taste wasn't as strong and it was good. I prefer the original recipe!
I tried this with a charcoal steak that normally is pretty tough and it made it wounderful. I will have to try it on a good steak and really enjoy the flavors.
This marinade makes me a star! Everyone always asks me for the recipe. I used it on a really inexpensive cut of beef, and it turned out so tender my family thought they were getting sirloin.
Our family enjoyed this. I used this on a round steak and it really tenderized it. This was flavorful but not overpowering
Yes i agree this is the best marinade around!! Thank you for this AWESOME marinade!
This was amazing, I made a quick meal for my girlfriend and I and it was delicious to say the least. Very simple and great taste.
Very good marinade especially because it has no sugar in it. This I think could be used on chicken and pork as well. Maybe adding some different herbs would vary the flavor so it could be used often. Very good for people who have to be on a high protein, no carb, no sugar diet. Thanks for the recipe!
I will definitely make this again. I added a little worcheshire sauce and a little red wine vinegarette. Turned out yummy
I tried this with flank steak. I only had an hour to marinade but it was fantastic!
I followed this recipe exactly the first time for my family. The 2nd time I added liquid smoke. They turned on me, lol. Everyone LOVES your original recipe. I know now not to tamper with that.
We've been marinating steaks like this for many, many years. They always turn out delicious!
Simple and good Sed
Very good tasted awesome
I marinated pork chops then grilled them for 8 minutes. They were delicious.
I liked the flavoring, and it went really well with bbq sauce. I thought that the soy sauce was a little too strong and it covered up the other flavorings. If I made it again, I'd probably double the amount of lemon and halve the soy sauce.
This is great. My husband and I both loved it.
I used this on pork steaks. They were melt in your mouth delicious.
The taste was amazing. I like my steak to be juicy and well cooked. This marinade kept as juicy as I like it and helped cooking the steak to perfection. I through away my A1 sauce, as I don't need it anymore.
I am sure the marinade is good based on the reviews. It went wrong for me somewhere, may have been the lemon ratio (small lemon v. medium lemon).
I liked this but my husband didn't very much. I loved how you could have this marinate in just an hour though.
Great recipe. I am going to stsrt using it on all of steaks. I am also going to try it on boneless pork chops. Thanks for sharing the recipe .
Needs more sauce
Found the recipe was enough for my 3 lamb forequarter chops and I only had time to marinate it for 40 mins but tasted great!
Loved this very simple but flavorful marinade. Use it to grill steaks and was very happy! Will definitely use again!
Easy and tasty, thanks
PUt sauctaed mushrooms n onions on it
Excellent!!! Cannot believe that this simple marinade improved the taste of thick pork chops so much!!! Sometimes I am So temperature conscious that I end up over cooking our chips and steaks. The combination of these 4 ingredients seemed to insure perfectly grilled entrees! Loved it ....so easy!
Very simple and very tasty, will def use again and again
Pretty good but too salty
I used this recipe at a bbq. I used my best home grown angus steaks, which are great, and people said that the marinade taste was wonderful. I let them marinate longer than suggested out of necessity. I would definitly recomend this one.
Best Marinade around in deed!! I made it exactly as directed and enjoyed every bit of my grilled pork tenderloin! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you H. Roberts for sharing it with all of us!
Way over the salt limit. Just gross.
I had to improvise as I can out of soy, so I used veri teriyaki in its place. Used chicken and grilled it. Love it!
Great marinade. Consider half soy sauce and half Worcester sauce.
No and yes I will make it again. It was great
At first I was concerned it would be too salty because of the 1/2 cup soy sauce but that wasn't the case for me. Very good.
Hands down best steak marinade I've ever made. I added about a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and let my sirloin tip steaks marinade about 8 hours. Spectacular!
It truly IS the best. I’ve been making it for years.
I added some fresh ginger juice and it was delicious.
This is one of the best marinades I have ever tasted!!! My steak came out so tander and tasty! Thank you!
Yummy after following a couple of suggestions (i.e. balsamic vinegar )
Absolutely delicious. I highly recommend.
What an easy marinade and very tasty!! I have to agree with the title of the recipe...wonderful! Kimelu
This is my go to maranade , I like to add fresh herbs ?? .
My grandfather taught me this marinade 35yrs ago. I’ve been using it ever since. It works great on both chicken and pork as well. The thicker the meat, the longer the soak. Full size bone in chicken breasts work best with an overnight soak. I find ziplock bags work best since all sides of the meat are in constant contact with the marinade. One other trick works wonders. Buy yourself a Jacquard hand held meat tenderizer. Run this through the meat before you marinate. The tiny piercings will allow the meat to soak up more marinade in less time.
My Husbands go to marinade for many years except he always used lime juice instead of lemon. Lots of garlic & cracked pepper. Excellent on rib eyes & boneless skinless chicken thighs. I don’t believe he used any oil though. We definitely always had compliments.
Spectacular is all I can say for this steak marinade. So easy and so worth marinating your steaks no matter the cut with this yummy stuff!
Soy too salty. Use low salt or dilute with red wine by at least 50%
I let it marinade for maybe 1hr+/- , didnt seem to get all the way through the meat. But what it did get into was great!
This is sooooo easy and very tasty. My six year old, who rarely eats meat, enjoyed his steak very much. Thanks for the great recipe!