Citrus marinated steaks

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Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus marinating time
Cooking time: (based on a 2cm (¾inch thick steak)

  • Rare: 2½ minutes on each side
  • Medium: 4 minutes on each side
  • Well done: 6 minutes on each side


  • 4 x 175g/6oz lean rump steaks
  • 5ml/2tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 100ml/3½fl oz fresh orange juice
  • 45ml/3tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 30ml/2tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 15ml/1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking to bring up to room temperature. Transfer to a plate, cover and use when required.
  2. To prepare the marinade; in a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Pour the marinade into a shallow non-metallic dish. Place the steaks in the marinade mixture and coat well on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or if time allows overnight.
  3. Remove the steaks from the marinade (discard the marinade) and cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference.
  4. Remove the steaks from the pan, transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and rest for a few minutes. 
  5. Serve with steaks an avocado salad and potato wedges.

Related categories: BBQ Beef Recipes Savoury dishes

Last edited: 21 May 2019 at 14:43

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