Every so often, when I decide that steak is going to be on the menu during the week, I nearly always come home from the grocery store with a flank steak in my shopping bag. It’s not that I don’t like sirloin, fillets, or other cuts – quite the opposite, in fact – it’s that for grilling at home, the flank steak is a far more versatile piece of meat. This week, I ended up with a two-pound beauty that I decided to whip up with my go-to flank marinade.
- 1 cup of fresh lime juice
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced thin
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
Whisk the ingredients together, place the steak in a large ziploc bag, and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag, and squish the ingredients around to fully coat the steak, and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the grill on high. place the steak in the middle of the grill, and turn it after 4-5 minutes. Take it off after 4-5 minutes on the second side, for a total cooking time of 8-10 minutes. this is the important part: LET IT REST FOR AT LEAST 6-10 MINUTES!!!! I know it’s beautiful, mouth-watering and has a terrific aroma… but the longer you wait, the better it will be.
When you finally slice into it, make sure to do so against the very noticeable grain. I like 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices that are easy to serve, and allow me to really enjoy the medium-rare texture in the center of the cut.
The grill-char, lime and red-pepper spice of this delectable steak went very with the cilantro, lime, cumin and chile in my rice and beans.