Quick steak marinades

Some days we like our steak clean with little seasoning, cooked on a stone and served and that’s enough. Sometimes, we like something with a little more bite which is where a marinade comes in. A good quality, healthy steak marinade can transform a dish.

So without wasting any more of your valuable time, here are our top steak marinades. We’ll do a fish one next week.


2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

4 1/2 teaspoons Worcester sauce

Mix this and marinade for a few hours or preferably overnight. Then add this sauce:

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

120g fat-free sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing

1 green onion, finely chopped

1 to 2 teaspoons of horseradish

Mix all the ingredients together and add to a cooked steak. Add more or less horseradish according to taste.

Garlic and coriander

4 cloves garlic, smashed

1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds

1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper

2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

Grind the garlic, coriander and pepper into a paste using a pestle and mortar and then add the soy sauce. Marinade in a freezer bag with the steak overnight.

Rosemary and balsamic marinade

120ml balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary needles

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix all these together and marinade your steak overnight. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and very healthy!

Classic steak marinade

2 Garlic cloves

2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tsp Ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients by crushing the garlic and then adding the liquids. Add to freezer bag with the steak and leave it to sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Italian steak marinade

2 tablespoon capers

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all the ingredients by crushing the garlic and parsley and adding the liquid.

Thai marinade

2 tablespoon soy sauce

juice of 1-2 limes

2 tsp caster sugar

2 tsp fish sauce

1 chopped red chilli

This steak marinade has a bit of a kick. Add more or less chilli depending on your taste.

There are hundreds of steak marinades that will suit every taste. We often recommend letting the steak speak for itself. After all, if you’re paying for quality meat, why hide the flavour. However, as we mentioned at the top of this piece, sometimes you want something with more flavour and a bit of a kick. Any of these marinades will deliver both of those!

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