How to properly marinade a steak

A good quality steak from your local butcher doesn’t need a marinade to taste delicious. Yet sometimes it worth switching it up a little to try something new and a marinade is one way to switch up a steak into something truly spectacular!

You can marinade most steaks, although nobody would want to spoil a fillet or chateaubriand with a strong marinade. As long as you select the appropriate marinade for the steak you’re eating, you should be able to elevate the flavour to something truly special.

With the weather staying fine and most of us having a little more spare time on our hands, summer has come a little early for some. Barbecues have been going all around Blackpool as you can smell them when taking exercise. If there is one smell in the world to make you feel instantly hungry, it’s barbecue!

Steak marinade

So without further ado, let’s get to the marinade. Let us begin with a simple marinade made up of some strong flavours, ideal for BBQ. Make this 24 hours before the BBQ and you will get the most out of the marinade.

I tend to use a ziplock bag but a freezer bag or bowl will work fine too. This recipe is good for 500-700g of steak so scale up or down as required.

You will need:

  • Steak
  • 10 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of mustard
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 5-7 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place the steak in the bag or bowl and add all the ingredients.
  2. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal or cover the bowl with cling film.
  3. Leave in the refrigerator overnight or for the full 24 hours.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before cooking.
  5. Remove from the bag and dry the steak with kitchen towel.
  6. Cook the steak as you like it.

Marinating is about as easy as it gets. As long as you get the balance of flavours right you can elevate any quality steak to another level. Marinades come in all types of flavour so you can chop and change the flavour profile to suit the occasion or your personal taste.

It’s a powerful way to raise your steak game and enjoy this wonderful product!

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