When it comes to food, specifically anything that involves meat, I enjoy spice and after spending an entire day watching The Food Network, I had to find a recipe that looked as if it would actually have enough spice. I’ve tried so many recipes that looked like it might actually have the spice necessary to curb my curving, but unfortunately all have failed… until now.
This marinade is awesome and works with more than just steak. We tried it with chicken, burgers, and carne sada and it was beyond amazing1. So if you like spicy food and need a marinade that works for several different plates, then this is the marinade for you!
Total preparation time: 45 minutes, plus 30 minutes to 2 hours for marinating before grilling
- 3 (20 oz.) Boneless Rib Steaks
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil cooking spray
*Try substituting Nirmala’s Wild Fire Chili Blend
1. Trim the outer fat, or ask the butcher to do so.
2. Combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, cumin, cayenne, scallions, jalapeno, garlic, and pepper in a glass or ceramic bowl. Put the steaks in a glass or ceramic dish and pour the marinade over the meat. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate for as long as 2 hours. Turn the meat once or twice and return to room temperature if refrigerated before grilling.
3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill. Lightly spray the grill rack with vegetable oil cooking spray. The coals should be moderately hot to hot.
4. Lift the steak from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Grill the steak, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and grill, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes longer for medium rare, or until it reaches the desired degree of ‘doneness’. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before carving. Transfer to a warmed serving platter. -Source