Red Curry Marinade for Steaks

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2007


Most marinades fail miserably, neither tenderizing meat nor adding much flavor. We found a way to quickly do both: double dipping.

SERVESFor 4 to 6 individual steaks or one 2-pound steak

TIME30 minutes, plus 1 hour marinating

Red Curry Marinade for Steaks


We started with soy sauce to develop a steak marinade recipe that worked. The salt in soy sauce acts much like a brine, helping the meat retain moisture during cooking and making it more tender. But to add more depth of flavor, we needed ad...