Adding the steak's juices into the dressing it's served with boosts savory satisfaction.
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh poultry herbs, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 (1-pound) flank steak
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound Broccolini, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Combine 3 tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons herbs, and garlic in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove mixture from pan; place in a bowl.
Cut steak into 4 equal pieces; sprinkle with 3/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add steak to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak, and place in a shallow dish to collect juices; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon herbs.
Return pan to high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add Broccolini; cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt; drizzle with juice.
Divide steak among 4 plates. Combine steak juices and herb mixture in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve steak with dressing and Broccolini.
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Nice flavors here but I'm not generally a fan of pan-searing steak and flank steak is already a tough cut that benefits from a nice marinade. But I wanted to try it and stay true to the recipe. I felt the "charred broccolini" made it obvious that the broccolini was to be sauteed in the pan after the steak to get the charring. This worked well, though I did cook the broccolini 2 minutes each side before adding the water and it needed to simmer about 4 minutes to cook all the way through. And damn, broccolini is expensive! So this won't be a recipe I'll likely make again. The herb dressing was nice though.
We made a variation on this recipe as we could not find any broccolini in our local stores. We turned it into an herb marinade for the steak, then grilled it. We served it with a green bean casserole. Our full review with pictures can be found here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2016/04/flank-steak-with-herb-dressing.html