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Balsamic Steak

This is a deliciously rich, slightly salty-sour marinade which complements beef extremely well. Please note this recipe is for 2, so best to double up the ingredients of the marinade if you wish to prepare and cook steaks for more people. Please also check out the video demonstration on how to make the marinade – you will see it is SO EASY and can be made in a FLASH!

Serves: 2 
Preparation time: 30 minutes +
Cooking time: as you like
Hob cooking or barbecue


2 beef steaks – fillet, rump or prime rib eye with or without bone

Balsamic Vinegar Marinade

50 ml balsamic vinegar
50 ml olive oil
50 ml soy sauce
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 pieces of lemon rind
2 cloves garlic – crushed
1 thumbnail size piece fresh ginger – finely grated


Trim steak of excess fat.


Combine all of the above ingredients and allow marination for a minimum of 30 minutes or for up to several hours – see YouTube demonstration.

To cook

Either barbecue or chargrill over a high heat until cooked to your liking.

JULES tips

Always try to marinade the steaks as long as you can, as the longer the meat marinates the better the flavour! This marinade is also great on lamb, and even delicious with chicken. Cook the steaks as you like them; rare, medium rare, medium or well done. 

Also try

Lemon Chicken with Olives
Lemon Chicken with Olives
Spaghetti with Spicy Meat sauce
Spaghetti with Spicy Meat sauce
Coriander Baked Hamour
Coriander Baked Hamour
Balsamic Steak
Balsamic Steak

Recipe Links

Lemon Chicken with Olives

Spaghetti with Spicy Meat Sauce

Coriander Baked Hamour

Balsamic Steak 

Contributed by: Julia Toon, Jules of the Kitchen

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