Marinated Flank Steak
(Makes 4-6 servings, recipe adapted from Gourmet Magazine.
2-3 pounds flank steak or London Broil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoons finely minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika
(original recipe had cayenne pepper, which I didn't use)
1/4 cup olive oil
Trim the flank steak so there is not a lot of visible fat.
Then make small scores about 1/4 inch deep and 1/4 inch apart on both sides of the meat.
(This allows the marinade to penetrate more, but it's optional.)
Place meat in a ziploc bag, using the smallest size you can fit it into.
Combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and spices, then whisk in olive oil.
Pour marinade mixture over meat, then marinate in refrigerator 8-24 hours.
To cook, take meat out of the refrigerator, drain off marinade, and let it come to room temperature while you preheat grill to high heat.
(I sometimes rinse the flank steak if I'm in a hurry.)
Turn grill to medium-high or let coals cool down before you put the meat on.
If using Polder Meat Thermometer, cook to a temperature to 130ºF.
If using instant read meat thermometer, start checking temperature after you turn the meat and cook to 130ºF.
I turned the meat after about 6 minutes, and my flank steak reached this temperature in about 11 minutes, but cooking time will depend on how hot the grill is, the size of your steak, and the temperature of the meat when you start.
The meat will continue to cook as it rests, so it's best to remove from the grill when it's underdone rather than overdone.
When meat reaches that temperature remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes for smaller pieces or 10-15 minutes for larger pieces.
Cut meat into thin slices across the grain and serve immediately.
Posted by Sass
This recipe from Kalynskitchen.