Originally Posted by NisAznMonk
How do I marinate something? Just soak it in a container overnight? Any particular sauce that I should soak it in for my first experience?
You can marinate in a large ziplock bag or any appropriately sized container. Some purchased marinades are good or you can make your own.
Marinade components are, typically (though not always), oil, an acid such as wine, vinegar or lemon/lime juice, flavorings such as herbs and spices and whatever else you want. Combine them and add tot he container with the meat and let it sit in the refrigerator. For beef, overnight would be OK. As little as an hour or two will make a difference.
Then take it out of the marinade, bring it to room temperature and grill.