10.02.2010

Ron and Jeremy's Flank Steak

A few years ago, two of my favorite families came for dinner and I made my "famous" flank steak*. Yummy noises from husbands Ron and Jeremy drowned out all conversation. Nevermind their mockery of my all-natural, local, organic tendencies.

This recipe is dedicated to them, nevermind they went ahead and had third children without my consent, making our get togethers louder and messier. I forgive you. Now take a bite of steak.

Recipe

Combine and whisk until smooth:
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (cruelty-free)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (organic)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from a family farm lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (fair trade)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt (from Yiddish-speaking grocer) 

Stir in:
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced (with Made-In-USA knife)

In a Ziploc bag, place:
  • One 2-2 1/2 pound* flank steak or two steaks equal (from a grass fed cow)

Pour marinade over steak. Close bag completely and thoroughly* pressing out air. Place bag on a plate, or in a bowl to catch any leakage. Refrigerate overnight or 3 hours minimum. Turn bag over once in a while, if you can.

Remove steak from marinade 15-30 minutes before cooking. Toss marinade. Place steak on broiler pan just before cooking. Broil 10 minutes on each side. Then flip once more and broil for another 5 minutes (or to desired doneness). Same instructions for grilling.

Place steak on cutting board and cover loosely w/foil. Let sit for at least ten minutes. Cut across the grain at angle and do not cut off Ron’s fingers as he reaches for a piece.

Take a portion for yourself before boys get to it. Save last scraps for Jeremy.

**Extra! Extra!**
  • I originally found this recipe in my sons' preschool cookbook and cut back a bit on the sugar and salt.
  • Halve ingredients for smaller than a 2 pound steak.
  • My sister in-law grabbed marinating chicken from the fridge and the bag was open. Raw liquid flew from the stove to the floor to the wall to the baseboards. Don't let this happen to you!