Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Marinated Flank Steak to Die For

Many many years ago, my brother lived in Hawaii. He went to a friends house and they served this flank steak. This was back in the early 70's. I have been making this ever since. I have made 8 of these at a party and not a piece was left. I grill them and slice them thin and lay them on platters and people eat them with toothpicks. They don't need to be garnished or placed on a bun. They are perfect all on their own. I will give you the recipe for one steak but take my word and double up at least. You will be sorry if you don't. You can marinate 2 flank steaks in this recipe.

In a bowl, combine 1/2 C. soy sauce, 3/4 C. water, 4 T. freshly grated ginger, 4 minced garlic cloves, 3/4 C. dark brown sugar and 1/4 C. whiskey. Whisk this together until the sugar melts.


Put your flank steaks in a zip lock bag and the bag in a large bowl. Marinate for at least 24 hours. I always marinate them for several days so the marinate can really soak in and flavor the meat.


You can see that the meat becomes rather dark. Discard the marinate before you cook. I like to grill these but you can place them under a broiler as well. Don't overcook. These should be on the rare side. Timing depends on the size and thickness of the steaks. Mine took about 6 minutes on each side. They continue to cook when you remove them from the heat so be careful.

Slice very thin against the grain. You won't believe how tasty and tender these are. This recipe is in my top ten favorites of all time!

16 comments:

injoyinmylife said...

This looks so very delicious. I love steak and I know for sure I would LOVE this. Talking about grandchildren, it's too bad we don't live closer because I'd share all my grandchildren with you. I am one who believes the more love children get, the better off they are. I don't think children can get too much love or too many grandparents. Hang in there, someday it just might happen.

laurie said...

I've written this down, our grilling season will soon begin and this sounds delish, my daughter I hope reads this one, she's been following your blog as well.

Barbara F. said...

Flank steak is my favorite cut of steak. I make a very similar marinade I learned at a cooking class using bourbon. Yummy stuff. And today I am on clear liquids only, prepping for a test tomorrow. Poor me! lol xo

Pricilla said...

I'm sure it would be just as tasty on bison

Adsila said...

Easy and looks so good! I am drooling...

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Like all Your food this looks delicious! This and a nice salad would make a perfect lunch :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My mouth is watering, believe me.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

This sounds heavenly, and we all know how my nephew loves steak and especially if its YOUR recipe, This will be on the weekend menu with the cherry cookies. This would be perfect to have on a big salad in the summer.

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

That looks absolutely wonderful. Thank you very much for the recipe !!!

TARYTERRE said...

These flank steaks look MOUTHWATERING. Can't wait to try them.

Ina in Alaska said...

There are 2 flank steaks in my freezer (buy one get one special) that this recipe will be perfect for! Do you puncture the meat before marinating?

Tammy said...

Similar to my beloved bulgogi (Korean BBQ), definitely going to try, thanks!

Marigold said...

Flank steak is one of our favorites and lo-cal too!

christinalfrutiger said...

My family loves flank steak...this is a must try recipe...it looks so good!

SharleneT said...

I can remember when flank steak was the most inexpensive cuts because folks wanted the sirloins. Then, doggoneit, they discovered how delicious it could be and so the price skyrocketed! Ah, those were the days. What a great marinade! Love when the grain can help the grain; don't you!

diane said...

do you think this recipe would work with a tri tip steak? I have a couple of those in my freezer that I'm not sure what to do with them.