Latin Marinade

Lime juice, oregano, and garlic add flair to steak. Accompanied by avocados and grilled onions and peppers, the steak can be served over rice or on tortillas. Cilantro brightens the plate and the palate.

Latin Marinade

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2010


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Smash garlic with oregano, salt, and plenty of pepper. Mix in oil, lime juice, and sugar.

  2. Marinate steak in a resealable bag, refrigerated, for 4 to 24 hours. Flip the bag occasionally.


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