It’s Memorial Day weekend the beginning of the grilling season, are you ready to get grill on? If so…. then do I have the meal for you – grilled steak with a Teriyaki Marinade. Hands down the BEST. STEAK. EVER.
I’d like to back-up a bit though. What is Memorial Day really about? It’s not about bbq’s and get-togethers. Memorial Day was created to honor those that have given their life in the service of their country.
My Dad served in the Army, as did my Great Grandpa Guy – if you haven’t read a blog I wrote a couple of years ago, please click on this link. It’s an amazing (true) story. Hard to believe, but well… just click on the link and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
What is your favorite cut of steak? When my folks visit often times I will go to Costco and get a whole beef tenderloin. It takes a bit of time to properly trim off the fat and silver skin, but what you’re left with are several amazing filet mignon steaks! What isn’t eaten immediately I carefully wrap twice and freeze. A filet is my favorite cut for teriyaki steak.
When it comes to preparation, this time I made teriyaki sauce. Making this marinade is so simple and it’s hard to believe it could be so delicious! Chopping & mincing the ginger & onions – measuring the few ingredients only takes about 10 minutes! Then all you need to do is place everything in a plastic bag, add your meat and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Then it’s time to get your grill on!
We usually have an audience when we grill and last night was no different! Max was carefully supervising to make sure Dan got it just right! All joking aside, my hubby is an amazing grill master – he uses an old fashioned charcoal grill, love that smokey flavor!
Teriyaki Marinade - simple, super flavorful and so delicious, it's an easy way to bump up the flavor in steak, chops or chicken - love it!
- 2 cups low sodium soy sauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 inch piece ginger root grated
- 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
- ¼ cup sesame seed oil
- 1 bunch green onions chopped (green and white parts)
Slice the green onions thinly.
Mince the garlic.
Grate the fresh ginger.
Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Mix well and add meat. To be safe, I put the Ziploc bag in a large bowl in case it springs a leak.
Be sure to remove the meat from the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes prior to grilling.
Marinade 2-3 pounds of steak or chicken about 2 hours, turning occasionally. If using shrimp or tofu, reduce marinade time to 20-30 minutes. Grill & enjoy!
p.s. – going to grill some chicken? Use this version for Chicken Teriyaki.
I’ve been busy lately – want to know how to make the most amazing polenta? Head on over to the Melrose Family and check out my recipe and guest post!