Friday, July 29, 2011

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Guess what! I got my hands on flank steak for $2.99 a pound a Price Rite! Since it is normally $9.99 a pound at my local supermarket, I tend to think that this price was AWESOME!  Here is a quick little marinade that I put it in before I grilled it.  

Prepping the meat for the marinade:
    Be sure to score the meat against the grain about ½” apart before you put it in the marinade, I find that it helps the meat absorb as much as possible, and lets admit it, flank steak is not known to be very tender unless you marinade it and cut it against the grain.

1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
¼ cup molasses
½ tsp ground pepper

Combine above ingredients and mix well. Place 1lb flank steak in zip lock bag along with marinade.  Squish everything around to be sure that the meat if full coated.  Place bag in a bowl and in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours… or in the morning if you don’t remember to do it the night before.

Grill on a preheated grill about 5-6 minutes per side.  Remember flank steak is best medium rare because the more done it gets, the tougher the meat will become.  AND REMEMBER TO CUT IT AGAINST THE GRAIN, or you will be chewing and chewing….

While the meat is cooking take the remaining marinade and bring it to a boil on top of the stove, make sure you stir it or it'll boil over.  Use this as a sauce to top your meat if you'd like!

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