Mama Gabe's Marinated Steak

When I was growing up, we ate lots of good food, courtesy of my mother. But for outdoor cooking, dad was the grill master. So, the two together made a formidable team when it came to entertaining in the summertime.

One of my favorite meals was Mom’s marinated steak and mushrooms. This has become the standard and much-loved steak recipe in our house now too. It was our daughter’s 16thbirthday this week and this is what she asked for so I thought I would share it with you.


Mama Gabe’s Marinated Steak


1 C soy sauce

2/3 C sesame oil

2 cloves minced garlic

1 t ground ginger

6 thick-cut steaks, filet mignon, strip, or ribeye 

8 -16oz. sliced mushrooms

Mix the first four ingredients. Use half the marinade to sauté the sliced mushrooms.  Marinate steaks for at least 2 hours, more is better.

To round out the meal, we sautésliced onions for extra embellishment, make baked potatoes, and our favorite salad. It’s a fairly simple meal but a very special treat!