Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tangy Grilled Flank Steak

I make a lot of flank steak, and top round.  They are lean, and cheap, and for whatever reason I prefer the chewier cuts than a more tender filet for example.  But they do need a nice long marinade, that's for sure.  Usually I go asian with marinades but that can get redundant.  This was an awesome marinade that went great with my spicy chickpea poppers.  Try it out next time you need a quick marinade!  And also- if you don't have a nice heavy cast-iron grill pan, get one!  I must use this thing 4 times a week.  It is awesome!  Little smokey though.

Tangy Grilled Flank Steak
1 large flank steak
4 tbsp lime juice (i actually only had bottled which worked out great)
2 tbsp meyer lemon EVOO
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine juice, oil, and seasonings in a bowl and mix well.  Place your steak in a ziploc bag and pour over.   Don't worry that it doesn't look like very much marinade, you don't need a whole lot.  Seal bag and leave it in the fridge for 3-7 hours.  Grill steak 5 minutes per side and you're done!

What's new with everyone?  I bet there are some awesome super bowl recipes floating around out there!  I have a crab dip recipe I'm going to try.  I haven't been posting too many recipes lately.  One- I've been making a lot of the usual standby recipes, and two- I haven't been making any treats lately.  I don't really miss them or feel like making them, although I know M wishes otherwise.  If I want a treat I'll have some dried cherries, or a piece of dried mango, or some SF chocolate from TJ's.  So, my pinterest board is kind of sad right now as a result.  Oh well.

Have a great Super Bowl weekend everyone!


  1. Nummy! I don't have any superbowl things planned, sad, huh? :) We are trying to take the emphasis off of food when possible. Doesn't always work, but we try. Have a great weekend!

  2. I admire you Dawn- it's definitely tough to do isn't it? And regarding the super bowl- i personally think that in the dictionary, the definition of overrated should have a pic of the super bowl next to it. but that's just me!