In honor of Labor Day here is a Lucy Jane’s Best flank steak marinade recipe. So in case you can’t figure out what you are feeding your in-laws tomorrow at the BBQ at your house, don’t worry, this recipe will not disappoint. This is the perfect recipe because it is tasty and easy! I always, always, always get requests for this marinade recipe after I have served it. There is a trick or two to maximizing the flavor, so let’s get started!
Flank Steak Marinade
- 3/4 c. soy sauce
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt (now I don’t add the salt because between the soy sauce and garlic powder, it is plenty salty for me….but please add if you like)
Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized plastic bag. Mix and shake until well combined.
Then place the steak on a cutting board and score with a knife, against the grain, 2 different ways:
It should look something like this when you are done. (Make sure not to cut all the way through the steak, but just far enough through so all the yummy marinade can seep into all the crevices.)
Then flip the steak over and do the same thing on the other side. Place steak in plastic bag with marinade. Let it hang out in your fridge for 3-8 hours. I recommend at least 4 hours! You want lots and lots of flavor!
I like to go flip the meat and juices around about once or twice during the marinade time. After the 3-8 hours, you can grill this steak as you normally would. And don’t forget to let your meat rest once it comes off your BBQ. Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before you start cutting. This will allow the juices to seap in and give you lots of delicious flavor. Then use the lines you created when you scored the meat and slice into strips. Serve hot!
So happy BBQ’ing and Happy Labor Day from Lucy Jane’s Best!!