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Canadian Steak Marinade

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If you are Bobby Flay, you grill your steaks with a heavy dose of salt and pepper. If you’re in a hurry that method will work perfectly fine, but if you have a couple extra minutes to spare this Canadian Steak Marinade will take your grilled steaks to all new levels of heavenly deliciousness! Either way, you need your steaks to come up to room temperature…..

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and you will need to brush them with olive oil…so why not just marinade them and show up Mr. Flay? LOL

This Canadian Steak Marinade uses four simple ingredients, only one of which you might need to grab at the grocery store while you’re buying your steaks.

How to make Canadian Steak Marinade:

This is super simple, olive oil, water, red wine {or balsamic} vinegar, and Canadian/Montreal Steak® seasoning…..

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Mix them together in a large bowl, or a large zipper top plastic bag. Add your steak (s), flip them to coat…..

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Let them hang out on the counter for 30 minutes or so until the steaks are room temperature.

While your steaks are marinating, turn your grill on to HIGH heat.

Place your steaks over direct heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes to sear. Flip them over and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare*, or 5 to 7 minutes for medium*…..

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If you cook your steaks longer than that, we can no longer be friends. 😉 Remove from the grill, loosely cover with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving…..

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Yes, those are Broiled Lobster Tails.

Notes:

  • *cooking time are approximate and based on your steaks being 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick {like the photo with the lobster}
  • If your steaks are thin {like the top image} sear on each side and pull them off!! Internal temperature should be around 140 to 145.
  • The original recipe calls for red wine vinegar, but I actually prefer balsamic. Use whichever one that you have on hand.
  • The recipe listed below is per pound of steak. Simply multiply based on the total weight of  the steaks that you need to marinate.
  • This marinade works with any type of steak.

Funny story #1:

About 20 years ago, I spent the weekend with friends at the beach. I was in charge of prepping the steaks, and the guys were going to grill them. I sprinkled the seasoning all over the steaks….as in coated them in seasoning!! There were no instructions on the label, so I just poured away. There was not enough barbecue sauce in the bottle to drown out the heat from all of that black pepper!!

We scraped off as much as we could, but it was charred right into the flesh, lol. Lesson learned. 🙂

Funny story #2:

I have this recipe written on a piece of paper that I have been carrying around ever since the beach fiasco. As you can see by the seasoning container image, it says Montreal not Canadian?? I was also pretty sure that it was a completely different brand that I used to use in California, but I haven’t been able to find it since I left 17 years ago.

As I started typing I noticed the ® after Montreal and decided to do a google search….then I typed in Canadian Steak and guess what I found? Yep, Tones® is the original brand, and this recipe is still printed on the back of the container. They are slightly different, but any steak seasoning will work.

Are you drooling yet? Enjoy!!

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Canadian Steak Marinade

This Canadian Steak Marinade only has four ingredients, but it adds tons of flavor to your grilled steaks!
4.50 from 4 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: steak, beef, marinade, recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar or substitute balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Canadian/Montreal steak seasoning

Instructions

  • Mix marinade ingredients together in a bowl or large plastic zipper top bag.
  • Add steak(s) and flip to coat both sides. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, or until steaks are room temperature.
  • Grill steaks over direct, high heat for 4 to 5 minutes to sear. Flip over and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare, or 5 to 7 minutes for medium.
  • Discard used marinade.

Notes

  • The amounts listed are per pound. Simply multiply based on the total weight of the steaks that you need to marinate.
  • Example: 3 to 3 3/4 pounds of steaks = 6 Tbl oil, 6 Tbls water, 3 Tbls vinegar, and 3 Tbls of seasoning.
  • This recipe works with any type of steak.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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3 Comments

  1. “If you cook your steaks longer than that, we can no longer be friends.” Bwa ha ha ha! Luckily I would never ruin a steak by cooking it longer, whew!

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

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