Friday, May 1, 2009

Asian-Marinated Flank Steak

We love steak in this house, and I especially love to pump them full of flavor with a good marinade. I found this recipe in Cooking Light, of course, and the whole family really loved it. The only regret I have is not saving part of the marinade as a dipping sauce, the hubby got to them too fast and I didn't get a chance! So, make sure you save part of the marinade as a dip, and then let me know how it was! AND, if you want a great fried rice recipe to go with it, check out this recipe at Tummy Yummies, it's a winner everytime!

Asian-Marinated Flank Steak
Found in Cooking Light March 2009


3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves minced
1 (1 pound) flank steak, trimmed


1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup hoisin mixture; spoon remaining mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove steak from bag, discard marinade.

2. Prepare grill or grill pan to medium high heat.

3. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill four minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with reserved 1/4 cup sauce.

Serves 4: 1 serving is three ounces steak with 1 tablespoon sauce

Per serving: 194 calories, 7.1g fat, 24.5g prot, 6.4g carb, 0.5g fiber, 37mg chol, 1.7mg iron

Points per Serving: 4


Kathy said...

Looks delish!!!

Heidi said...

This looks so yummy! The marinade sounds very interesting. I've never used nutmeg in asian dishes. Can you pick out the nutmeg flavor?

girlichef said...

Flank steak is such a great cut...and it always marries well w/ Asian flavors...this sounds great!

Katy ~ said...

Sounds like a winner! Sweetie-Pi loves Asian marinade so this will certainly find a place here. Well done. Thank you for sharing your discovery.

Jenn said...

(impersonating Homer Simpson) Mmmmm...flank steak. Looks good!!

the ungourmet said...

This looks really great! I love all of those flavors!

It's nice too that you list the nutritional info!

Kristen said...

Looks good, now that my hubby has the BBQ out I'm on the hunt for good marinades!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks fantastic! Awesome marinade!!! I bet it would be good on chicken, too.

Debbie said...

Looks like a great thing to make when having people over!

Donna-FFW said...

Definitely going on my summer to grill list.. Another winner teresa.

Elra said...

This is why I like flank steak. It's so versatile, you can marinate with just about anything, especially with Asian style marinate. Well done!

Maria said...

What a great meal!

Melissa said...

That is tasty looking! :)

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love Asian inspired dishes and your marinade sounds wonderful. I'm putting this on th menu!

Cristine said...

Bookmarking this for when my husband comes home. YUM!

Elyse said...

I'm not usually a big steak girl, but I do love a good Asian marinade. I may have to take this and put it on some fish or chicken. Those favors sound fabulous!

Ingrid said...

Looks good. I'm not crazy about steak but Joe and the kiddos do!

Tahnks for the tip about saving some of the marinade. Love Asian flavors!