We are back from our Colorado vacation! Colorado really is a boys’ paradise- no matter how little they are! We are slowly settling back into our routine. I hope to get back to regular weekly menus and recipe postings very soon! I also hope to tackle my emails and comments in short order.
To get us started, I wanted to post a recipe for a simple flank steak marinade. Flank Steak is one of my stand-by meals- it is easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. I typically serve flank steak with brown rice and stir fried cabbage. I also love flank steak with braised kale and quinoa pilaf. No matter what you pair it with, flank steak is a cheap way to satisfy a craving for steak. I use various marinades for flank steak and this is probably the simplest. Since I always have flank steak on my weekly gluten free menus, I figured I better have one on the blog!
Flank Steak Marinade
1/2 cup gluten-free tamari sauce (San-J’s Wheat-Free Tamari Sauce is well worth the money)
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons ginger
Enough for two 1 lb flank steaks
Marinate the flank steak for about 2 hours (no more than eight hours). Preheat a gas grill to high. Lightly oil your grill. Place the steaks on the grill. Discard marinade. Grill the steak for about 8-10 minutes, turning once. Let the flank steak rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into thin slices.
The most important thing to remember whether you grill or pan fry flank steak is that flank steak should only be cooked to medium rare. Cooking it any longer will result in a tougher piece of meat! I got distracted with this steak and cooked it just a minute too long. Remember that the steak will cook a little longer even after you take it off the grill.
Another view from the Lake House in Grand Lake, Colorado.
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