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Simple Steak Marinade

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I put together this simple little marinade the other day when making some steak to serve alongside some rice and tangy slaw. It’s a little sour, a little spicy, and works great when you’re planning on slicing your steak nice and thin.

Simple Steak Marinade

  • Servings: 1lb of steak
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3tbsp oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Dash of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Zest about half of your lime in a small mixing bowl
  • Once you have your lime zested, go ahead and juice it into the bowl
  • Mix lime juice with oil, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper
  • Toss into a plastic bag with your steak of choice and let marinade for 1-4 hours

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