Grilled flank steak – two options

Flank steak is terrific for leftovers.  As noted, we have a super busy week this week.  So I’m giving you two options on the flank steak.  The easy option is to use McCormick’s Meat Marinade and fix according to package directions.  If you’re feeling more ambitious – the marinade below is delicious.  Pair with grilled asparagus and you have an easy dinner.

Lemony garlic flank steak

  • 8 – 10 peeled garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • flank steak
  • 4 lemons
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Put garlic and oil in a small saucepan and cook over low heat for 25 – 30 minutes.  Garlic should be tender and light brown.  Pour oil through a strainer and reserve.  Mash garlic with about 1 TB of kosher salt and 1 tsp of pepper.  Poke flank steak with a fork to tenderize and then spread with most of the garlic paste.

Add zest from 1 lemon and juice from 4 lemons to the garlic oil.  Pour 3/4 of marinade over steak and let stand for an hour.

Remove steaks from marinade and grill over high heat 5 minutes on first side and 3 on second.  Spread with remaining garlic paste and pour remaining marinade over steak.  Let stand for 5 minutes and thinly carve against the grain.  Resist the temptation to eat it all so you’ll have leftovers for salad.

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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