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Top 5 Healthy Steak Marinade Ideas


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Coriander and Garlic
Garlic smashed with coriander seeds, pepper and soy sauce makes a mighty fine marinade.
Garlic smashed with coriander seeds, pepper and soy sauce makes a mighty fine marinade.
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Garlic, garlic everywhere -- it's sautéing with onions in a stir-fry, mixing with cream cheese as a dip, and topping pizza for a gourmet craving. It's also an utterly perfect, utterly healthy primary ingredient in a steak marinade.

Garlic is considered by many to be a super-root, with possible health benefits that include lower cholesterol, detoxification, cancer reduction and fungus elimination. It's so widely used it's available in supplement form in any grocery or drug store. If you have garlic on your kitchen counter, you have the makings of a delicious marinade. The Web site BellaOnline recommends this low-carb preparation with a filet:

4 cloves garlic, smashed

1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds

1/4 tablespoon black pepper, ground (fresh is best)

2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Use a mortar and pestle to grind the garlic, coriander and pepper into a paste (you can use a food processor if that's easier for you). Whisk in the soy sauce until well-combined. Pour into a plastic bag with the filet, and marinate for a minimum of two hours and preferably overnight.

Remove steak, discard marinade, and grill to your liking. Garlicky!

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