Eddie from Snoqualmie Washington sent in the following question. How can I come up with the best steak marinade ideas? Well obviously the first thing to consider when thinking up a marinade recipe, is what your own personal tastes lean towards. If you don't like a specific seasoning, herb, or sauce, then don't add it to your marinade, as it will not magically taste better once added. Next consider what meat you will be marinating. Beef, venison, pork, buffalo, chicken, shrimp, salmon, turkey, all fit very well with certain marinade flavors. So with those two considerations in mind, mix your marinade accordingly. Start out with base ingredient ideas first, then slowly think up new side ingredients like herbs and seasonings for example. The last thing we should mention, is don't be afraid to stray off the beaten path with marinade ingredients. There are many regular items in your refrigerator that any marinade will accommodate.