I’m obsessed with this flank steak marinade, to the point that I started eating so much steak that I became scared for my wallet and heart health. I’ve since scaled back a bit, and repurposed the marinade for chicken and seafood (spoiler: it works on everything).
At first it seems like there are a lot of ingredients, but after you pull together the mixture once, you realize that anything goes. Measurements can be incredibly approximate based on what’s in the pantry/ your spice preference/ level of measuring laziness. But when I use this recipe as my guidance, my steak (or chicken, or shrimp) comes out perfectly flavorful and herby with a little kick, every time.
A note about cooking method: I prefer to cook this steak on the grill (thank you San Francisco for year-round grilling season), but it also works well under the broiler using the same time guidance. Refer to Weber’s grilling guide to see what the pros say.
Best Ever Flank Steak Marinade
Use pantry staples to create this bold, herby flank steak marinade. This marinade, which also works well on chicken and seafood, imparts flavors in as little as 15 minutes.
- 1 lb flank steak
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1-3 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1/8 -1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl or freezer bag. I usually marinate anywhere between 15 minutes and an hour, but this marinade will hold up to 24 hours.
Heat grill to high. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Cook times will vary depending on preferred degree of doneness and thickness of meat.
Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.