Flank Steak

Friday Adam announced that he wanted to cook dinner on Saturday night, and he wanted me to pick out the recipes and tell him what to do step by step. So I immediately went in search of recipes. I decided to go the steak, potato & salad route, but make it a little trickier by making our own salad dressing (post to come later this week), marinade and doing twice baked sweet potatoes.

I found this great recipe for skirt steak by Alton Brown on foodnetwork.com and it had received 5 stars from several people so I decided to roll with that. They didn’t have skirt steak at the grocery so I got flank steak instead. The steak was so flavorful and moist! I will definitely be using this marinade again & again! As several of the comments on this recipe said, these would go great in fajitas or tacos as well. We served the steak with Bobby Flay’s Mango Cilantro Relish found here, which paired really nicely with the steak and added a nice burst of citrus. Oh and we halved the recipe and just used 1 lb. of steak since it was just for the two of us and it was plenty. I listed the entire recipe below to serve 4.By the way, Adam did a fabulous job with his chef duties! He is now well versed in blending & chopping & everything turned out great!

Flank Steak
Source: Alton Brown via Food Network
Serves 4 

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
4 green onions, roughly chopped
2 large cloves garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
pinch ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 pounds flank or skirt steak, cut into 3 equal pieces

In a blender, add olive oil, soy sauce, green onions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, cumin, & brown sugar. Blend on the mix setting until a sauce like consistency is formed.

Place the steak in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade in. Seal & refrigerate for at least one hour.

Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 10 minutes to take the chill off.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add steak and cook for approx. 4-5 minutes on each side for medium doneness. For medium rare, cook it about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Slice across the grain of the meat into thin strips. If it isn’t done to your likeness, feel free to add meat back to skillet and cook for 1 minute longer. (we had to do this!)

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  1. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says:

    Yum! That steak looks really delicious with the mango salsa on top. I'll have to try it!

  2. My DH and I have made this recipe before. I agree that it's very delicious!