Love Connection Steak Marinade

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins




  • Poke steak with a fork liberally all over and place into a zip lock bag.
  • Mince garlic finely or push through a garlic press, add to bag.
  • Finely crush Star Anise in a spice grinder or with a morter and pestle, add to bag.
  • Add remaining ingredients to bag and seal well (I usually double bag at this point). Shake and squeeze bag to distribute all seasonings evenly. Marinade at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours, turning occasionally to marinate all sides evenly.
  • Grill steak to desired doneness on a grill or a grill pan. Depending on the size of the steak and how you like it -- we like it med-rare and usually a 3/4 -1 inch steak on a high grill takes approximately 7 or 9 mins per side.
  • Slice against the grain into 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices.
  • I usually double the marinade, use half for the marinading, and then reduce the remaining part until it's thickened (sometimes adding a bit of cornstarch), boiling for about 10 minutes at a rolling boil, and pour it over the steaks when they're done.
  • It's only my pride that keeps me from licking the plate when we make this recipe.
  • I've served this with mashed potatoes, or rice and veggies (great with brussel sprouts, asparagus, or sauteed swiss chard). And leftovers are great cold on a green salad.