Ask Ash: What is the best way to marinate a steak?

Posted by on May 14, 2011

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you.

What is the best way to marinate a steak, chicken and what type of marinade works best?

I think for steak an acidic marinade works the best. I suggest, placing olive oil, a little garlic, and a splash of cranberry in a large mixing bowl. Place the steak in the bowl and make sure you’re covering the meat with the marinade. You want to set the steak in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before you start cooking. You could leave it to set overnight, but really a window from 30 minutes to 2 hours will give you sufficient flavoring.

For chicken, again olive oil, garlic, and splash of lime juice in a large mixing bowl. Cover the meat with the marinade and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. After that time, you can start cooking.

The marinade you select really depends on your taste. One isn’t going to be necessarily better than another.

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