I saw this quote and liked it…………
“For me the ideal date would be to drink wine in the backyard under the stars, listen to music and just talk. Then we'd eat steak and, later, dessert. If all went as planned, we'd save some of the dessert and play with it while making out.”
Then I thought, I’d like to pick up a steak for tonight.
That brings me to this recipe for marinated flank steak. I saw it in Southern Living Magazine, a discarded issue stacked in our break room at work. My workday starts the same each day – grab the coffee pot and head for the break room for a pot of fresh water. As I am awaiting my turn at the sink, I thumb through the discarded magazines.
Now sitting in my office, impatiently waiting for my computer to boot up, the coffee pot laboriously working out our first round of caffeine; I thumb through an old copy of Southern Living and lo and behold….there is a recipe and photo of a very nice looking juicy steak.
This is for us. The day is looking up.
Marinated Flank Steak
Pre time: 10 minutes, Chill: 1 hour or just overnight (no more or the marinade will be overpowering)
1 (2 pound)flank steak
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup pineapple juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup packed brown sugar
5 TBSP Sesame oil
Place steak in large zip lock bag. Combine 1 cup soy sauce, pineapple juice and next 3 ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves; pour over steak.
Seal bag and chill for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.
Grill steak, covered with grill lid, over charcoal grill.
Let it stand for a few minutes before slicing. We like our steaks on the rare
side so, grill according to your taste.
Another variation is to use orange juice in place of the pineapple juice and add 2 TB Jerk seasoning. Play with your food and find the taste sensations you prefer.
We had leftovers...so we made quesadillas. Great bang for the buck!
Slice and saute your favorite quesadilla veggies and add slivers of flank steak....
I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff and see what else is shaping up in her neck of the woods :-)
Back to my Italian cookbook later...the library seems to want it back........