Moroccan Steak Marinade

Flat iron steak
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
341 Calories
18g Fat
7g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 37g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This mild Moroccan marinade for steak can be used when grilling, broiling, or cooking in a grill pan. Try using it to add flavor to tenderloin cuts, or to tenderize sirloin or flank steaks. Double the quantity of olive oil and lemon juice if you'd like enough marinade to serve as a sauce.

Allow up to 6 hours for the meat to marinate.


  • 2 pounds 3 ounces/1 kg. steak
  • 2 cloves of garlic (pressed or very finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and add the meat, stirring to make sure the marinade is coating each steak evenly.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Grill, broil, or cook the steaks in a grill pan with high heat, turning once until your desired doneness is reached.

  4. Allow the steaks to sit several minutes before serving.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.


  • If you've increased the olive oil and lemon juice to make a sauce, reserve the marinade and transfer it to a small saucepan. Simmer the marinade for 5 to 10 minutes before pouring over the cooked steaks.