The Best Steak Marinade
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Recipe type: Marinade
Serves: 2
  • 2 Filets
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Chopped fresh herbs (Optional, good choices would be basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, parsley)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add Filets to a large ziploc bag.
  3. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients with a whisk and pour into bag. Massage the marinade into the filets and put in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The longer the meat sits with the marinade, the better it will be. I typically make the marinade in the morning and let the meat marinade all day, about 8-10 hours.
  4. To cook the filets, add oil to an oven proof pan or skillet and place over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat up slightly then add the filets. Cook filets for about 3-4 minutes or until a dark crust forms. Turn steaks and do the same on the other side. Then place the pan in the oven and cook the filets for an additional 10 minutes (more rare) or 12 minutes (medium rare). I cooked mine for 12. Let the steaks rest on a cutting board for about 10-15 then enjoy. If they need to be re-heated pop them back in the warm oven for a few minutes.
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