It's BBQ time - a steak marinade recipe

Bavette on the BBQ

In Hong Kong, very few families have a garden to enjoy BBQs. So when we were young, my parents would have to take our dog and us to a designated BBQ area in the country park. My Mum would marinate the meat the night before. My all-time favourite is chicken wings. 

Here, I would like to share my favourite steak marinade. I usually use skirt steak (bavette in French) or hanger steak (onglet) for their strong beef flavour. These are perfect for cooking on the BBQ. 

After marinating the meat, simply boil the marinate and serve it as a sauce for the steak.

Just mix all the ingredients together and marinate the beef for 2 hours in the fridge. 


For 1kg of steak

  •  Juice of 6 limes
  • 2 tbps cumin powder
  • 2 tbps chili flakes
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 shallot minced
  • 2 tbps brown sugar
  • a handful coriander chopped
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 tsps pepper


  • LAura dOve

    Oh I do love a BBQ, it’s my favourite summer time meal. You can’t go wrong with a good marinade, this sounds great!

  • Lauren Scrapbook blog

    I love chicken wings too, your marinade recipe sounds amazing! I’ve bookmarked it :)

  • Claire

    Ooo bbq sounds so good! I love how you shared the recipe, I wish there were some more tempting photos :)

  • Nadia

    This looks delicious. Would love to do more on the bbq this summer.

  • steph c

    How cool to have designated areas to BBQ. the marinade sounds good. x

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