Monday, August 3, 2015

Steak Tip Marinade

One of the things we love about our new house is the back yard.  It's big, flat, completely private, has a porch and patio, and backs up to conservation land.  We've been spending hours outside every day, and it makes me very happy.  We knew we wanted to get a nice outdoor dining set so we could eat on the patio all summer.  Before we even closed on the house we were scouring the internet to find the right set, and finally found the perfect one at Pottery Barn.  We ordered it right after moving in, thinking it would come within a week or so, most certainly before James' big birthday party.  After much cursing of Pottery Barn and threats not to ever shop there again, it arrived this weekend.  It's everything I hoped for, and makes our yard an even more lovely place to be.
Since we're spending so much time outside, Jon is also grilling every weekend night.  This steak tip marinade is a favorite, and my little carnivore can easily out eat me in the steak department.  We narrowly avoided a meltdown when we ran out of steak this weekend by plying him with a cupcake.  Parenting at it's best.
Oh, and in case you're wondering how much weight my threats carry, we've ordered two more things from Pottery Barn in the meantime.

Steak Tip Marinade
recipe from All Recipes  (1800 reviews can't be wrong)

1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic powder
3 Tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Combine all ingredients and whisk or shake well to mix.
Pour over steak tips (or whatever steak you like) and marinate for several hours.
Grill to your preference.


  1. Highlight of James' party was Colin declaring "I'm a hungry hungry carnivore!"

    1. The next line is, "I really want to eat some more." He's not kidding.

  2. Hi Ann. Lol, I can just picture Colin declaring that he is a hungry carnivore!

    The steak marinade was delicious. I used it on flank steak but marinated it overnight and grilled for lunch the next day. It was a hit with my family. Thank you.


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