Robert of Sherwood Oregon sent us a question asking how do I make my steaks retain more marinade? To make your steaks retain more marinade, you can lightly tenderize them before marinating, or you can lightly perforate them with a sharp meat fork or steak knife. Another way to help your steak soak up marinade, is to work the liquid into the meat manually after your steaks and marinade have already been placed into a freezer bag. If you gently massage the meat, the marinade will slowly work it's way into it. The last option you have, is to simply let your steaks marinate longer. The longer your steaks sit in the marinade, the more liquid they will absorb. I hope our answer helps clarify things. If you have any further questions for our web editor, please feel free to drop us an email.