Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy Sauce and Garlic

Soy sauce is one of those condiments that always seems to be floating around in my refrigerator. I typically use it with Asian cuisine but I have also used it to add depth of flavor to soup. It never crossed my mind to use soy sauce as a base for a marinade until I came across this recipe on Epicurious. Genius! Flank steak is a great cut of meat but it can be tough if not prepared correctly. This method of marinating and quick grilling will produce a perfectly seasoned and juicy steak every time. I served this steak alongside Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa and Corn and leftover Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy Sauce and Garlic
recipe courtesy of Epicurious

¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 ½ to 2 pounds flank steak

To make the marinade, whisk together all ingredients except the flank steak.

Pour the marinade over the flank steak. Make sure steak is well covered in the marinade, and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours, turning the bag every couple of hours for even marinating.

Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the garlic. Use a paper towel to blot the flank steak dry. This will allow the meat to brown and caramelize on the grill.

Grill the steak for 4 to 5 minutes on each side (about 9 to 10 minutes total) for medium rare. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain at an angle.