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Why You Should Remove Excess Marinade Before Grilling Steak
Whether you're cooking a lean sirloin or a fattier cut like a ribeye, almost all steaks benefit from a good marinade. Not only does marinade add layers of flavor, but it also helps break down and soften the proteins in the meat's muscle fibers, leaving you with a steak that cuts like butter; however, you have to be careful not to overdo it.
Many cooks make the mistake of transferring freshly-marinated steak straight to the grill, where the heat will burn any sugar in the marinade, resulting in a charred exterior and undercooked interior. For sautéed or stir-fried steak, too much marinade means too much moisture, which prevents the steak from browning properly.
Rinsing your meat after marinating it might seem reasonable, but it won’t prevent your steak from burning and will only dilute the flavor. Instead, pat the steak dry with a paper towel to remove excess marinade, then proceed with the standard method of grilling your steak over high heat, flipping once, and letting it rest before eating.