Soy marinated flank steak is the perfect, easy dish for spring celebrations!
Spring is officially here and I don’t know about you but we are ready for dining al fresco and getting our grill on. Though honestly, Lesley, never stops grilling. She’ll grill in just about any weather, including the snow and ice we’ve gotten our fair share of this year.
This month’s Recipe Redux theme is our favorite family recipes for springtime celebrations. And hands down, our family’s favorite recipe is this Soy Marinated Flank Steak. Not to mention, it is super easy to prepare, which is another requirement for family celebrations. Plus, it frees us up to have more time to make healthy, flavorful side dishes to also wow the family.
This is also a great dish to make ahead of time in terms of marinating the meat in the morning or even the night before. The marinade can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and then grilling flank steak doesn’t take long either, depending upon how well done you like your meat. Don’t want to grill? Broiling the flank steak works well too and is just as fast – this is how Ann usually cooks it.
Flank steak is one of our favorite cuts of meat to cook. It is quite lean, marinates well, cooks quickly and is affordable. Skirt steak is a good alternative if you can’t find flank steak. Here are some tips for making a tender, flavorful flank steak:
Marinate the meat to help tenderize it
Cut into thin strips (once cooked) across the grain for more tenderness
Do not over cook as it becomes more tough the longer it cooks
In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine all of the ingredients, except the steak. Mix the ingredients well.
With the tines of a fork, poke holes in the steak. Add steak to the bag and mix well. Put in refrigerator to marinate overnight or all day.
Remove steak from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Cook meat, using either a broiler or a grill, for 5-8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
Put steak on cutting board and allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes. Cut the steak against the grain, on an angle, in thin slices.
Soy Marinated Flank Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Now that you have the perfect soy marinated flank steak, you’ll need a great side dish to go along with it. Here are two of our favorites that complement the flavor of the steak well and brighten the whole plate: