Easy and Tasty All-Purpose Marinade Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy and Tasty All-Purpose Marinade Recipe
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Easy and Tasty All-Purpose Marinade

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"This marinade can be used on all sorts of meats (absolutely the BEST for steaks!) and even seafood. It is my favorite and soooooo easy and tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 1 1/4 cups Change Servings
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    3 mins

    3 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, soy sauce, olive oil and water; mix well. Marinate meat of your choice for at least 8 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2003

I'm giving this a 4 star only because I've had my own version of this for a long time and I think it's better. Try using equal amounts of soy sauce, olive oil and LIME JUICE instead of the water. This is an outstanding marinade for ANY type of meat...also use the LIGHT SOY SAUCE for a less salty taste and don't marinade for more than a couple hours...ENJOY the raves!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2004

Maybe I did something wrong with this recipe. I used it with top round steaks and marinated for about 8 hours. The steaks were tender, but so salty we could barely eat them. I won't try this one again.


32 Ratings

Sep 10, 2003

I made this twice. First with water and then with lime juice. It was better with the lime juice. I also took the advice of using equal parts of olive oil and soy sauce. Thanks!

Oct 30, 2003

All I can say is that this is such an easy thing to do and it is great. It truly does make the meat or seafood very moist and has great flavor. Thank you for posting.

Jan 29, 2004

Excellent steak marinade. I really like this, the steaks were tender and juicy. Plus they had a good flavor without being too salty. They were every bit as flavorful as what you get at a restuarant. The best part is I have these ingredients on hand at all times. The only change I made was to use regular oil rather than olive oil.

May 24, 2004

Definately easy and tasty! Used all lime juice as suggested in earlier reviews. Will be a good change of pace from our normal marinade (Puerto Rican Garlic Marinade from this site). Thanks!

Sep 08, 2009

This recipe was okay...I didn't really like the oily part of it though. To me, it kept all of the soy sauce and garlic flavor from getting to the steak. I'll try it again, but I'll probably mix it around and do my own thing with it.

Feb 21, 2007

This was just great on steaks! I, too, used lime juice in place of water and equal parts soy sauce and olive oil. Thanks!


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