Ginger Soy Flank Steak

This is an episode of: Cozy Cuisine On Location!

While visiting my parents’ house for Thanksgiving, I was enlisted to cook a meal for the family pre-Thanksgiving dinner.  Though the kitchen looks different and does have a lot more counter space, this recipe can definitely be done within the confines of a tiny kitchen

Note: you’ll need a grill pan for this recipe.  I own this one (no official endorsement – though I do love it!).  This one in particular is a good one because it can be flipped over and be used as a pizza stone/skillet top.  It also has no handle which makes it easy to store in the drawer under the oven.  However, any grill pan will do.

Ginger Soy Flank Steak

(Inspiration found here)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon red chili flakes
Lime juice from one lime
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak [My thoughts on flank steak can be found here]

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Preparation:

1.  Peel ginger root and then chop into pieces.  Ginger can be a little tricky, but I find it easier to peel it with a potato peeler and then just cut it up into cubes.  I’m no mincer, but if you are, go for it!

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2.  In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, chili flakes, lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame seed oil.

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3.  Pour mixture over flank steak into a large ziploc bag and let marinate for a minimum of 1 hour.  If you have the time, let it marinate overnight or at least put this up in the morning and let it sit the whole day.  If you don’t have time, 1 hour of marinating will do just fine.

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4.  Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  Heat the burner under the grill pan to medium-high heat (about a 7 out of 10)

5.  Grill the meat on the grill pan, about 7-8 minutes per side.

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6.  After a while, the sauce drippings in the grill pan will burn onto the pan and get a little smoky.  At this point, remove it from the grill pan.  The steak will be rare/medium rare.  Slice it into 1″ pieces.

7.  If you like your steak more done than that, lay the pieces out on a sprayed cookie sheet.  Put them in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the slices are done enough for you.

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8.  Serve it up and enjoy!

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Results:

This is a good, quick recipe that utilizes some great flavors.  It’s an great way to cook steak and grill, even in the winter!  I served it with some quick mashed potatoes and italian green beans – a well balanced meal.

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