Despite that we still have snow flurries in the forecast (thank you, Indiana!), the longer days and slow warm up have gotten me excited for grilling season. I love to keep it simple, tossing burgers and brats on the barbecue for relaxed dinners. But I also appreciate an easy marinade like this soy, orange juice and red wine concoction.
I found this recipe over a decade ago and use it frequently. There’s a high probability I have all the ingredients on hand. And with equal measurements of the soy sauce, orange juice, and wine, the recipe is pretty much a no-brainer. I try to marinate my beef overnight, scoring the surface with a sharp knife to increase the surface area. Shallow cuts on the diagonal across the grain of the beef are all that is needed.
Finally, I toss the flank steak and marinade ingredients into a Ziploc bag and most of the work is done.
Besides flank steak, this marinade works well on chicken and even shrimp. Just adjust the marinating times. I’d recommend about an hour for unpeeled shrimp and up to 6 hours for chicken. My father-in-law loved grilled chicken legs using this marinade. Of course, you can up the ante by adding garlic, herbs or whatever flavor enhancements sound good to you!
Increase or decrease the amount of marinade as you like, just keep equal amounts of the three ingredients. I hope you’ll give this soy, orange juice and red wine marinade a try!
- 1 flank steak, I recommend Certified Angus Beef® brand, scored if desired
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup red wine
- Mix soy, orange juice, and red wine in a gallon Ziploc bag.
- Place steak into marinade. Seal bag and marinate overnight or at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, flipping at least once.
- Take the steak out of the fridge for a half hour to take the chill off as you prepare the grill.
- Grill to desired doneness. We usually grill 2-3 minutes per side for rare- medium rare.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain to serve.
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