black garlic steak marinade

Black Garlic STEAK SAUCE, Honey Soy Marinade

Black Garlic Steak Sauce – used to marinade meats, vegetables, mushrooms & tofu

This honey soy marinade is one of our most popular black garlic recipes because it’s extremely versatile. Taking all varieties of meats & veggies to the next level in taste and tenderness.

What makes honey, soy sauce, ginger & black garlic such a great combination of ingredients?

Firstly, honey adds sweetness to the marinade while also helping to tenderize the meat due to its natural enzymes. Honey is also a natural humectant, which means it helps to retain moisture and prevent the meat from drying out during the cooking process.

Secondly, soy sauce adds saltiness and umami flavor to the marinade, which helps to balance the sweetness of the honey. Umami is often described as a savory, meaty taste, which can enhance the overall flavor of the meat.

Thirdly, ginger adds a subtle spiciness and freshness to the marinade, which can help to cut through the richness of the meat. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in digestion.

Lastly, black garlic adds a deep, rich, and slightly sweet flavor to the marinade. Black garlic is made by fermenting garlic cloves, which gives it a unique flavor profile that is different from fresh garlic.

Together, these ingredients create a complex and delicious marinade that is both sweet and savory. This combination has become popular because it works well with a variety of meats, such as chicken, pork, and beef, and can be used for grilling, roasting, or stir-frying.

Black Garlic Steak Sauce (Honey Soy Marinade)

Prep Time9 minutes
Course: dinner
Keyword: BBQ, Black Garlic Steak Sauce, Marinade, Steak
Cost: Less than $5


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon



  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Add the meat or veggies to the bowl, then mix well.
  • Pour meat/veggie & marinade into a ziplock bag, then allow to rest in the fridge.
  • Remove the black garlic steak sauce from the fridge 30mins before cooking.


Add the Black Garlic Streak Sauce marinade to a hot (well oiled) grill or pan.

Many people struggle to cook steak perfectly on the BBQ…

Cooking meats on the BBQ can be challenging, especially if you not using good quality meat (fortunately we don’t have that problem in Rainbow Beach:). Everyone has a different preference for how they want their BBQ steak to look & taste. And when you consider the environmental impact animal farming has, no one wants to see meat go to waste.

How do you cook meat on the BBQ?

4-step guide to success

1) Create a SIMPLE & DELICIOUS – steak marinade, honey soy marinade (allow the meat to infuse with the flavours of the marinade).

2) Get the BBQ grill or plate HOT (to start with, then reduce the temperature according).

3) NO flip flop, turn the meat ONCE! (wait until you see juice on the top side, then turn).

4) R&R is the KEY (once the meat is cooked to your liking, remove from the heat and allow to rest & relax for 5 mins). 

PRO TIP: Cover the meat with aluminium foil while its resting, so it keeps warm.

STEAK MARINADE, Honey Soy Marinade with black garlic
Black Garlic Steak Sauce Marinade

How long should I marinade the steak?

If you are using a honey soy marinade (which doesn’t contain acids) then 1 – 2 hours is sufficient, but overnight will give you the best flavour.

Should you poke holes in the steak before marinading?

Yes, you can if you’re cooking a thinker cut of meat, but it’s not necessary especially if marinading overnight.

 Do you rinse marinade off meat before cooking?

No, ideally not. Best practice is to remove the meat from the marinade (which should be stored in the fridge *food safety) allowing the meat to return to room temperature & excess marinade to drain off.

In this Delicious Black Garlic Steak Sauce, I’ve used…..

Soy Sauce, Olive Oil, Red Ginger, Honey, Black Garlic, Salt, and Pepper – to create a smooth marinade, so it coats the steak & cooks perfectly!


When the meat is left to marinate in the fridge those beautiful flavours infuse into the steak, making it easy to satisfy everyone at the table.

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