We need to build up some basics around here, cue this simple marinade I love to use for steak. That is how I like to cook on the day-to-day — a bunch of basics that you can combine together to pull together a meal as simply and stress-free as possible. Bonus points in my book if those basics are built entirely out of items I have stocked in my pantry.
If we count salt and pepper as one ingredient [Do we even need to count them as ingredients? What savory dish don’t I put salt and pepper in?] then this is a basic 10 ingredient marinade that is made mostly out of dried herbs you have in your cupboard. Stir them together or even just dump them straight on top of your protein in a bag.
I used this simple marinade for steak here, but have also used it for chicken and pork. Marinade time varies based on the size and cut of meat — maybe a question better left to Alexa or Google rather than me trying to list out all sorts of times here.
If you don’t have a shallot — sub out for 1/2 a medium onion. It won’t be exactly the same, but will get you pretty darn close.
If you don’t have red wine vinegar – you could use white wine or just plain white distilled and still come out pretty close.
You’ll love this marinade because it is::
Quick + Easy
This makes for a great meal prep marinade for some chicken breasts or one of those recipes you to over and over again when you decide to invite friends over to grill when the weather is nice.
If you are looking for more tasty marinades take a peek at my Lemongrass Marinade.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #theeternalhostess on Instagram. Enjoy!!
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic (diced)
- 2 large shallots (diced)
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Add to protein or vegetables in an air tight bag or container.