A grilled grass-fed t-bone steak, resting on a cutting board.

It’s always nice when dead easy produces damn delicious. This little marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of year. While you’re busy scraping off your grill grates, refueling your propane tank, perusing your various grill-time-cooking guides, worry not about how you’re going to add flavor to those steaks. This marinade is it. What’s more, it produces just about the best tasting leftovers, though I can’t promise there will be any.

Butcher Box’s Grass-Fed Meat

  • If you are challenged to find humanely raised meat locally, ButcherBox may be a good option for you. Butcher Box is a service that delivers high-quality meat to your door, once every month or two months. The meat arrives frozen on dry ice in individual portions.
  • What does high quality mean? Humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat never taken from feedlots. This means: 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, heritage breed pork.
  • What kind of cuts? Anything from boneless skinless chicken breasts to St. Louis-style ribs.
  • Here is some more information about ButcherBox, and what you can expect when it arrives at your door.

 

steaks from our "cowpool" cow

marinade ingredients

steak covered in lemon pepper

This steak marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of year. What's more, it produces just about the best tasting leftovers, though I can't promise there will be any. // alexandracooks.com

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon

Dead Easy Steak Marinade


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup; enough for 2 steaks

Description

Note: Adjust the quantities based on how many steaks you are cooking. The below quantities yield enough marinade roughly for 2 t-bones, ribeyes, New York strips, etc. or for a large flank steak or for a couple of skirt steaks.


Ingredients

for the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt-free lemon pepper*

just before grilling:

  • kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Whisk together Worcestershire sauce and olive oil in a bowl or in a vessel in which you plan on using to marinate the steaks. (Alternatively, pour ingredients into a ziplock bag.) Liberally sprinkle steaks on both sides with salt-free lemon pepper. (Note: If you are using lemon-pepper containing salt, do not add any during the marinating process.) Place steaks into bowl with marinade or into ziplock bag and submerge with marinade. Let sit for 20 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  2. Just before grilling, remove steaks from marinade and place on a plate. Discard marinade. Season steaks on both sides lightly with kosher salt — Worcestershire sauce is salty, so you just need a light sprinkling here. (Note: If you are using the lemon-pepper containing salt, season steaks with it on both sides in this step and don’t add any kosher salt.)
  3. That’s it. Fire up that grill.

Notes

* Salt-free lemon pepper can be hard to find. If you only can find the lemon-pepper containing salt, don’t add it to the steaks until just before grilling. And omit the kosher salt (see steps below).

* You can always make your own lemon pepper, too: For 1 teaspoon lemon pepper substitute 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest + 1/8 teaspoon fine ground pepper

  • Category: Marinade
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: marinade, Worcestershire, lemon pepper, easy