One of the easiest (and tastiest) weeknight suppers in a long while, just two ingredients and about ten minutes of hands-on time.
Summer cooking’s never ever ever’s been so relaxed, thanks to collecting easy summer recipes all summer long in 2009.
But I’m learning something. Mostly, summer cooking starts with throwing a piece of meat onto the grill for the main course. This means I’ve got a whole backlog of great recipes for summer starters and sides and sweets to share.
But main courses? not so many. Good news, they may be few but they’re good. And this recipe? It's a keeper.
The recipe for marinated flank steak comes from my friend Mary who got it from her grandmother, who got it from a Japanese friend. That’s why Japanese soy sauce is specified, and the Kikkoman brand too. I’m no expert in the many kinds of soy sauce but Japanese soy sauce has a distinctive flavor all its own, slightly sweeter and more sherry-like than Chinese soy sauce, say. Mary says she’s tried other soy sauces and they just don’t work as well. Luckily, Kikkoman is easy to find, you might even already have a bottle in your own pantry.
Paired only with a few vegetables, Easy-Easy Marinated Flank Steak makes for such a quick and easy weeknight supper. With the easy summer menu shown below, it was a summer feast, honestly? the best meal in a long, long while.
EASY-EASY MARINATED FLANK STEAK
Time to table: 2 – 4 hours
- 1 pound flank steak
- Japanese soy sauce to cover (about 10 ounces, preferably Kikkoman)
Combine steak and soy sauce in a large ziplock bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour and up to four hours (see TIPS) and turning occasionally if not fully submerged.
Heat the grill, cook on one side for about 10 minutes, the other about 5 minutes or until meat reaches the desired doneness. Cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice on the diagonal and serve.
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