This recipe makes enough marinade for one steak, but can be multiplied for the amount you are grilling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
3 /4 cup of marinade
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour over meat, and refrigerate for 1 hour before preparing as desired.

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Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

571 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 54.4g; sodium 7220.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
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
(145)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2005
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
(68)
200 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
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
(145)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
(76)
Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2005
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
(68)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2010
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. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Way way way too much soy sauce. It just over-powers everything else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2005
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2003
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!! Read More
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