Friday, July 17, 2009

Three Great Flank Steak Marinades

Sarah wanted flank steak for her 30th birthday celebration last weekend, so we made the Teriyaki version. It's a tried and true recipe that I wrote down when visiting Laddie a long time ago. There weren't any leftovers this weekend. Kids love this recipe,too.

But, most likely, if you've been to our cottage and had flank steak, it's usually the Asian Flank Steak recipe. It's one of our most popular recipes.

Plus Tom makes this version, using Whiskey.

Flank steak, although somewhat expensive, works well on the grill and is a crowd-pleaser.

If you have any flank steak marinades that work well for you, please share!!!

Teriyaki Flank Steak
from Laddie -- not sure where she got it

1/2 c. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 t. ground ginger
2 T. firmly packed brown sugar
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. salad oil
1 T. instant minced onion
1/4 t. pepper
1 flank steak (about 1.5 pounds)

Combine all the ingredients and pour over steak, cover, and refrigerate for 6 hours or until the next day. Lift steak from marinade and drain briefly (reserve liquid). Place on lightly greased grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of glowing coals. Cook, turning once and basting with reserve marinade, for about 6 minutes on each side or until done to liking.

To serve, cut meat across the grain into thin, slanting slices.

Serves 4.

Asian Flank Steak
from San Francisco Flavors Cookbook, pg. 149

2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T. hoisin sauce
3 T. soy sauce
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. freshly ground pepper
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1 T. minced fresh ginger
1 2 pound flank steak
2 T. snipped fresh chives for garnish

Combine ingredients, except chives. Mix well until blended. Cover steak and marinade for 2 hours at room temperature, turning once or twice. Grill or broil for 5 to 6 minutes, on each side for medium rare. Transfer to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the meat crosswise on the diagonal. Garnish with chives and serve.

Tom's Flank Steak

2 1.5 pound flank steaks
1 cup soy sauce
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 T. garlic powder
1 cup Whiskey

Marinate flank steak overnight in the ingredients. Grill until medium rare and let rest before cutting on the diagonal and serving.

1 comment:

  1. Making my favorite bday dinner recipe for in laws tomorrow! Yum!