Grilled Molasses Flank Steak with Watermelon Salsa

Grilled Molasses Flank Steak with Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Amy Wilson
Smoky sweet molasses flank steak pairs perfectly with the fresh watermelon salsa.


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes


3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (2-lb.) flank steak


1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 2-gal. zip-top plastic freezer bag; squeeze bag to combine. Add steak; seal bag, and chill 4 to 12 hours. Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade.

2. Preheat grill to 400° to 450° (high) heat. Grill steak, covered with grill lid, 9 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with Watermelon Salsa.

Mary Allen Perry,

Southern Living

June 2012
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