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Recipe for Ginger- Soy Marinated Steak

Ginger-Soy Marinated Steak

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 5 minutes (+ 30 minutes for room temperature marinade)
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes

Do not under-estimate the short ingredient list! There is so much flavour in this 4-ingredient marinade. This marinade for this recipes comes together with minutes and add so much punchy flavour.  In this recipe we used only fresh chopped ginger but for an alternative try adding a couple cloves of chopped garlic. 

We love top sirloin for this recipe. It is a leaner cut that can be served room temperature, delicious beefy flavour and great price point. Your local butcher will cut the steaks into 1-inch pieces. This recipe will also work really well with your favourite cut of steak!

Marinade Ingredients:
2-3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and very finely minced
2 tbsp. Soy sauce
2 tbsp. Neutral oil
2 green onions, white part only, very finely chopped 

1 ½ lbs. Top sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch steaks


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish. Add steak to marinade about 10-15 minutes per side at room temperature.
  2. Grill steak on a hot charcoal grill or gas bbq, 10-12 minutes total time for medium doneness, flipping once or twice.
  3. Let rest for 5 minutes, uncovered, then slice into thin slices. Steak does not have to be piping hot to enjoy with the bowls.

Chef's Notes:
Top Sirloin is best served closer to the medium side, otherwise it is a bit too chewy. If you are absolutely offended by cooking steak to medium try this Ginger-Soy Marinade on your favourite cut of steak and cooked to desired doneness. 

Want more sauce?!? Try grilling the steak first and adding to the marinade once cooked. We call this the Reverse marinade. It is a great way to get more of the punchy sauce!

*Do not add cooked steak back to a marinade that contained raw meat

Want to create an entire meal? 
Try our Ginger-Soy Steak Cooking Class

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