Sugar-free marinade

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    Jan 15, 2013 10:44 AM GMT
    Seems that everything in this day and age contains added sugar. I'm looking for a brand (or somebody's personal recipe) of sugar-free steak marinade. Any help out there?
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    Jan 15, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    Thanks! I'll be sure to try it.
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    You can make a great marinade with a vinegar base as well, especially if you are serving it with a salad. Also vietnamese and thai marinades can be good but they have long lists of ingredients!
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    I like making a chimichurro sauce and marinading (just rub it all over the steaks after scoring them a little) the steaks in it the day before and then serving with some fresh on the side....delicious...

    It tastes better if you make it a couple hours ahead of time. The vinegar loses some of it sharpness.


    1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley

    1/2 cup olive oil

    1/3 cup red wine vinegar

    1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro

    2 garlic cloves, peeled

    3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/2 teaspoon salt



    Puree all ingredients in processor.
  • LJay

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    Jan 15, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    I do something like YourName2000's basic [Red wine (or port) with a bit of garlic powder, black pepper, spices if ya want, is pretty easy, sugar free and reliable.] and then add about two teaspoons of olive oil and a few good shakes of Worcestershire. Or you could mush up a couple of anchovy filets in it. The anchovy taste fades but is helps blend flavors.

    Also a fish marinade for reference: rice wine vinegar, sliced ginger, garlic, sliced green onion, soy sauce and a touch of oil. Does great things for grilled salmon or even chicken.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 15, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    Look on http://www.williams-sonoma.com and go to recipes. They're all tested and all good. Much better than most sites I've found. Lots of alternatives though many are pretty complex. Don't be intimidated. Just take your time and you'll be surprised.
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    Low sodium soy sauce is a good marinade. Goes well with skirt steaks and london broil.