Enjoy a quick steak dinner infused with fragrant Asian flavor. Spiced wonton chips that bake while the steak rests are an easy accompaniment.
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
2 cups thinly sliced seeded peeled cucumber
1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1/4 cup matchstick-cut carrot
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Brush steak with half of hoisin mixture. Place steak on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 6 minutes. Turn steak over; brush with remaining hoisin mixture. Broil 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place steak on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes.
Combine cucumber and remaining ingredients in a bowl; toss to combine. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with cucumber salad.
Spiced wonton chips: Thaw 8 wonton wrappers, if frozen. Cut wrappers in half diagonally; brush tops of wrappers evenly with 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil. Combine 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle wrappers evenly with five-spice powder mixture. Bake at 450° for 3 minutes or just until crisp.
Not bad, but I added a bit of sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, fresh lime juice, and a whisper of fresh basil. In a word, delicious. I marinated it overnight in a ziplock bag which gave the meat a great taste. Cooked on the outside grill......gave my variation *****!
This was really good. DD isn't a big fan of flank steak (too chewy) and asked that I use the marinade on chicken next time. I did add some minced garlic to the marinade and kept the meat in it for about 5 hours before grilling. Served with the cucumber salad (delish) but with jasmine rice instead of the wontons.
We loved all the aspects of these dishes! 2 of us finished everything in one sitting. I used skirt steak instead of flank steak which is more tender. I added a little more orange zest to the meat glaze. I could see adding some garlic to it and marinating for awhile.
The salad and chips were wonderful, we LOVED them. The flavor on the steak felt a little weak, and I even left it to marinade for 15-20 min. I'll definitely make it again, and next time I'll marinade it for several hours, probably increase the ginger, and maybe add a touch of spice. I didn't find it to be too sweet like some others have commented. I did cut back the sugar on the salad and it was perfect!
Overall, this was tasty. The cucumber salad especially was tasty. I would make some changes to the meat part. The orange zest tastes out of place. I will try lime zest next time, since there is lime in the salad. As others have mentioned, the meet needs some heat/spice. As I marinated it for a bit before broiling, I would add some red pepper flakes to that marinade.
Love that it was quick and easy to make. A plus!
The meal as a whole was a strange combination, but it was a good strange. Everyone enjoyed it. After reading other reviews, I also tweaked my meat; added a teas. sesame oil, a tablespoon of siraracha sauce & marinated about 35 min. I don't care for Chin. 5 spice powder, so I made my chips using CL Sesame Won Ton Chips recipe. Next time, i'll make the chips a day ahead to eliminate an additional step.
Perfect dish except for the lack of garlic. I'll put a few slivers in the steak before I cook it. I will also bump the hoison sauce mixture into a marinade for marinating a few hours. The crispy wonton skins were a big hit. I'll double the Asian salad, there wasn't enough for us three!