Marinading meat truly makes all the difference in a world. Marinades can help tenderize meat and lock in moisture, preventing meat from drying out and toughening up. Plus, research has shown that marinating meat reduces the amount of carcinogens produced when the meat is cooked at high temperatures, like in grilling.
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup beer
4 garlic cloves, minced
Chopped parsley, roughly chopped
In a large plastic bag, add a good amount of soy sauce, a generous splash of beer (I also use tequila when Jay’s not around to drink the rest of the beer), garlic cloves, parsley, and a big pinch of pepper. I typically do not add salt as the soy sauce is already quite salty. Add the meat to the bag and shake (make sure the bag is zipped closed :) ) to mix ingredients. Depending on the size of your flank steak, this recipe can be doubled to ensure the meat is well covered. Ideally the meat should marinade for several hours, but can be done up to an hour before.