Grilled Ginger-Lime Flank Steak

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.

Marinade ingredients:

  • 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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5 Comments Add yours

    1. Brian says:

      Agree. Apparently I agree so much I can’t spell correctly.

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