Tuesday, January 24, 2012

grilled flank steak..


several years ago for mothers day my dad bought me an awesome grill and green egg combo from sam's club..i've probably had it for about 7 or so years and i have used it so much we have had to replace the heating elements because they disintegrated ha.. so when it's cold outside i get a little sad because we just don't grill as much.. well recently we were up in the high 60's in the afternoon and i totally seized the moment and ran to the store got a flank steak.. marinated it then grilled it.. served it with steamed broccoli and crushed baked potatoes.. super yummy.. we like our steak on the rare side and flank steak seems to grill up so nicely!! this recipe was inspired from here..


prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 8-12 minutes

ingredients:

2 lb. flank steak
salt and pepper

marinade:

1/3 cup of olive
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tblsp. rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tblsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. pepper

score the surface of the steak across the grain of the steak.. combine the marinade ingredients and place steak and marinade in a large zip lock bag.. coat steak with the marinade.. refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to over night.. preheat your grill to high heat.. take your steak out of the marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper.. place steak on hot grill.. grill 4-6 minutes on each side depending on how you like your steak.. flank steak should be eaten rare.. grey meat is so unappealing blah!  how do you know if your steak is done?? check out this side for helpful tips! here.. remove from grill and tent with foil.. let sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into it!!  make very thin slices against the grain and at a slight angle..


super easy broccoli..

i have these steamer bags i get at the grocery store they look like zip lock bags but i have been told you can use zip lock bags.. we like our broccoli simple.. one time at outback my friend tina asked how they make their broccoli and the the waitress said we take our broccoli put it in a zip lock add a little butter and salt and microwave it viola that's it.. and that's how i've been making it for years...

1 bunch broccoli
1 tblsp. butter
salt

rinse our broccoli.. cut off the stem leaving only the florets.. put in a zip lock or steamer bag add 1 tblsp. butter and salt to taste. zap in the microwave for 4 minutes.. remove and let sit for about 30 seconds the bag with be hot so be careful..


crushed baked potatoes

4 medium size white potatoes
olive oil
salt

rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle salt on .. heat your oven to 400 and bake until soft about 30 minutes.. with a potato masher "crush" each potato and put back in oven for about 5 minutes.. serve with sweet spicy ketchup.. (which basically is ketchup with honey and cayenne..)

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