Personal Chef Austin Texas
I love to grill and it seems I am always trying to find some form of beef, or chicken to cook for myself or friends. I like to add a rub, or a quick marinade to give it some added flavor. This Asian style marinade will give this flank steak something to wake up your taste buds, and in my opinion is really easy to make. The thing that will take you the most time is the marinade and that is only an hour. Hence the name Quick Marinade.
Ingredients you will need:
2 pounds of flank steak about an inch thick
3 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice, and 1/8 tsp lime zest
3 Tablespoons of an Asian style hot mustard
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon of soy sauce you can use the light if you prefer
1 Tablespoon if hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons of fresh garlic
2 teaspoons of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
1/8 tsp of Chinese 5 spice if you have it.
just a pinch of salt, I know that there is soy in here and Worcestershire but just a little pinch of salt is needed. It will enhance all other flavors trust me.
** You can omit the Chinese 5 spice if you choose too. Some people do not like this powder. I love it, this spice will give it a nice aromatic flavor. So, if you have not tried it you might want to give it a go, if you are unfamiliar with this powder it is used in a lot of different Asian dishes, You have probably had it before, and not knowing that it is an ingredient in one of your favorite dishes.
Add all ingredients to a bowl whisk until the marinade is smooth and looks like a marinade/salad dressing consistency. You will then make sure you flank steak is clean, and dry. You will add the flank steak to a pan you can fit in your fridge and will hold the steak and all of the marinade without over flowing. Add half of the marinade to one side turn it over and pour the rest on the other. Make sure that all of the flank steak is covered. Cover and chill for an hour st minimum. If you have a lot going on that afternoon, and leave it longer that is okay, but remember there is citrus in the marinade.
If you are going to want to eat your flank steak as a meal or with guest and are on a time schedule? I recommend that about 45 minutes into the marinating process of your flank steak starting your grill. I prefer charcoal but you can use gas too. If you are cooking on a gas grill you will cook covered. If you are using a charcoal grill you will not close the lid.
In my opinion the only way yo cook flank steak is Medium Rare: Cook for about 10 minutes turning 1 time at 5 minutes and then cooking the rest of the way, pull let rest for 5 minutes or so uncovered, cut into thin slices across the grain and serve.