Marinated Flank Steak
Marinated flank steak is an easy meal for a busy weeknight and also great for casual weekend entertaining! We like this cut of meat for the simple flexibility of what you can create. Marinating it boosts the flavor and tenderizes it as well. Using Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil and lime juice together adds a subtle complexity that just works. A few suggestions for your meal planning might include: traditional beef fajitas, a hearty meat topped salad, or an inexpensive alternative to individual steaks with a variety of sides.
Going the beef fajita route is an easy kid friendly, build your own meal. I usually serve a pepper medley such as red, yellow and green bell peppers and saute these along with yellow or sweet onions – keep it simple and use the same oil and seasoning used in the recipe. Saute or grill this first and set it aside. Grill the flank steak per the recipe and serve with black beans, salsa, shredded cheese or sour cream.
On a weekend gathering I had several gluten intolerant guests coming. Knowing the ease of the marinated flank steak I just adapted it and referred to it as Fajita Steak Salad when i was asked. Chop romaine lettuce for the base. Layer or put in little quadrants: grilled corn cut off the cob, guacamole, black beans, grilled onions and pepper medley as mentioned above, sliced marinated flank steak topped with sour cream. A complementing salad dressing would be a 50:50 ratio of Persian Lime Infuse Olive Oil and our Grapefruit White Balsamic.
Lastly, sometimes I just slice the grilled flank steak and serve sides in a pot luck style such as: potato salad, green salad, corn on the cob, grilled zucchini, and either grilled peaches or a pie! Delicious!
Use your imagination to vary what you already do well, because we all have things at which we excel. I hope the three similar variations gets your imagination going. If you have a request or topic you’d like to hear about, please just let us know and we’ll do our best to answer!