Like cuts, there are many marinades and rubs to choose from. Here are some of our top picks so you can get the flavor profile that you’re looking for.
French and Italian
Mix herbs de Provence or a mixture of Italian herbs with white or red, wine, or balsamic vinegar, chopped garlic, cloves, olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Let it sit in a zip lock bag in the fridge for over 6-48 hours for best results. Use the vinegar sparingly; vinegar in small amounts is great to help break down the surface of your steak so the marinade can be better absorbed and to make the meat more tender. You can also explore using ingredients such as Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce for a European flavor profile.
Opt for these flavors to go with Asian cuisine. Consider using ingredients such as soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and a little chili to make your marinade. Similarly, put in a zip bag and marinate for 6-48 hours before cooking.
Make your Tex-Mex rub to copy your favorite Southwestern barbeque flavors. Rub ancho chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, sugar, garlic and onion powders, and dried oregano into your steak. Let sit for 10-30 minutes and then throw on the grill for those awesome down south flavors.