• Citrus-Garlic Marinated Steak

    Citrus-Garlic Marinated Steak | stupideasypaleo.comI’ve just returned from a week-long trip to London and Paris, hence how quiet I’ve been on the site here. If you’ve left a comment or sent an email, it will take a bit longer than usual but rest assured I’ll get back to you. I love traveling and discovering new foods, but I also really like getting back to my kitchen so I can make my favorite recipes and think of new ones.

    This simple marinated steak was great over a fresh garden salad – use any veggies you’d like – served with some guacamole on the side. Or it’d make an awesome filling for my Simple Paleo Tortillas! If you don’t like beef, you could use chicken or pork. I bought some inexpensive steaks and cut them into strips for quick cooking. Alternatively, you could keep the meat whole, marinate it, grill it and then slice into strips once it’s cooked.

    Citrus-Garlic Marinated Steak

    Prep Time 60 mins
    Cook Time 5 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
    Yields 2-4


    • 1 lb. of steak, cut into strips
    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 orange and 1 lime
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


    1. Put the steak strips in a large bowl.
    2. Add the zest and juice of the citrus fruit, olive oil, garlic, salt, smoked paprika and pepper. Stir the ingredients thoroughly.
    3. Let marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 30-60 minutes for best results. Stir once or twice as it’s marinating.
    4. When ready to cook, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add about half the steak. If it gets overcrowded it won’t brown. I cooked about 1.5 minutes on each side for medium.
    5. Repeat with the rest of the meat.


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    29 thoughts on “Citrus-Garlic Marinated Steak

      1. Still in Scotland πŸ™‚ So glad you liked it! Big things going on over there for you…I’m really looking forward to see what else you have cooking.

      1. Hi Jason…never said it was for beginning cooks, but I do try to keep things as uncomplicated as possible and use simple ingredients. Is there something I could do a blog post on that would help you as a beginning cook?

        1. Steph – what a nice response you had to that uncalled for comment. I hope you know that there are many of us out there who truly appreciate the time you take to share these wonderful recipes with us!! I thought this was yet another simple and delicious recipe!! I think it’s my new favorite marinade! Thank you!!

          1. Thank you, Rachael. My approach is to try to uncover where I can educate or help (empower) others, and sometimes what comes across as rude or uncalled for is really born out of frustration on the part of the author. I try to give folks the benefit of the doubt, and unfortunately, the fact that these comments are given in writing (without any other context like tone of voice or body language) means they can be easily misconstrued. Then again, sometimes I just get plain ol’ mean things, but rarely.

            I’m really glad you liked it!! Thanks for stopping by to say hi πŸ™‚

      2. I just started cooking for myself and I find this the easiest site for cooking. The recipes don’t require anything special, just time. Well, I am making this tonight and can’t wait to eat.

      3. I beg to differ. This is extremely easy. You grate some zest off of the fruit, squeeze the juice, marinate, cut, fry. The only thing easier than this is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

    1. Hi Steph — I am VERY new to Paleo and a little timid/anxious about the change, but I am thankful for the easy recipes you have posted. They all look great, healthy, and I like the minimal ingredients for some! Thanks!

    2. I am very new to Paleo cooking and really cooking in general being raised by a bachelor. I thought this marinade was really easy (except I had to look up how to zest on google) Thank you for a realistic recipe!

    3. I have a question. What kind of steak did you use? Does it really matter? I have some flank steak sitting in my freezer and just wanted to know if that would work for this recipe. Thanks! It looks delicious and I cannot wait to try it!

    4. Thank you for the recipe. I just made this for breakfast. I used skirt steak that I had made fajitas with earlier. I almost always grilled my steaks, but this was just the thing this lazy morning. A nice simple marinade and now I am full.

      I just wanted to let you know your work is appreciated.

    5. How about marinating overnight, and grilling instead? I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, but…..
      Anyways…NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM… πŸ™‚

      1. Oh, and another question: FLANK steak, or some other cut? (I would use flank, but thought I would ask, in case you know a different/better/more appropriate cut…) Please and thank you!

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