Simple Sundays | Soy Lime Marinade

When you meet your partner in life, those initial weeks and months are full of intoxicating moments of early love, tempered with more pragmatic considerations; matters such as family, religion, expectations, and future children all come into play. About 12 years ago, I met my…

Simple Sundays | Soy Lime Marinade

When you meet your partner in life, those initial weeks and months are full of intoxicating moments of early love, tempered with more pragmatic considerations; matters such as family, religion, expectations, and future children all come into play. About 12 years ago, I met my husband, and even back then, I knew he would make a wonderful father. In some ways, I wondered if we could be considered opposites (which really didn’t bother me, because they do say that opposite attract), but as time has proved, I realize that we are more similar than different…it is our strengths that complement one another. My weakness is his strength, and vice versa.

We both have a zest for life, in our own ways. I, as you can imagine, am adventurous with food – I will eat nearly anything, at least once. My husband, while his palate has grown exponentially, certainly holds reservations with the bizarre. He can make sound decisions in mere minutes, I on the other hand, always need to time to consider. I would jump at an opportunity to parachute, he would watch from the ground. He would leap at a chance to experience the expat life anywhere in the world, I would pause and let the comfort of the life we have built here hold me down. He bikes down mountains at neck breaking speeds, I would prefer to climb one.

I love his devotion to our children, the values we share, and the silliness he can still bring to the table. He jokes with them, I shake my head, more out of duty than disapproval, because I know he is being the good cop at that moment, and I need to play the other role.

On this Father’s Day, I celebrate him and all he has done to bring his appetite for life to our family. It’s his qualities I see, mingled with mine, mirrored in our children (for better or for worse!).

We will celebrate simply but deliciously today. There will be good food, and I have something sweet and luscious up my sleeve. There will likely be grilling, too. If you are looking for a zesty marinade to add some oomph to your summer menus, try this Soy Lime Marinade. Pair it with a flank steak, and I’m sure the dads in your life will enjoy it, too.

Happy Father’s Day.

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Soy Lime Marinade

INGREDIENTS
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • zest of one lime
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
METHOD

Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Use to marinate beef or poultry, ideally overnight.

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  1. Liz

    I’m always looking for new marinades…especially for flank steak. Yours sounds incredible…and that lime photo is outstanding!

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  2. Stephanie

    What a lovely post!! And a lovely marinade to go along with such a special day for your husband. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    A beautiful tribute to your husband on Father’s Day :) A soy-lime marinade adds a wonderful umami and brightness to steak, chicken, or fish. Hope you and your family had fun celebrating FD and your birthday!

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    • Liren

      Thank you! I just loved how that lime turned out, I couldn’t resist photographing it :)

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  4. PolaM

    That looks like a great marinade, if only I could get ideas like that I would marinate more often!

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  5. MikeVFMK

    Love the marinade! I’ll try it with some steak tonight! Love the ingredients and it works with many of the things I love. Also, great read. The two of you are lucky souls. Happy Father’s Day to your husband!

    P.S. Happy Birthday!

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  6. Jean

    Very nice post, Liren. I nodded while reading this because a lot of what you said here is also true about me and my husband. We may be different about certain things but (contrary to what some think)like you,”we are more similar than different…it is our strengths that complement one another. My weakness is his strength, and vice versa.”

    I wish for your family a day filled with love and lots of laughter!

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