While marinating your steak isn’t required, it does improve the flavor of most cuts of meat. The marinade gives the meat taste, while the acid in the lemon juice tenderizes it. Steaks should be marinated for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours in the refrigerator. I don’t advocate marinating for any longer than that since the acidity of the marinade will begin to degrade the proteins and turn the outer layer where the marinade penetrates mushy.
This steak marinade takes only 5 minutes to prepare and contains olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, lemon, herbs, and spices.