When it comes to experimenting with recipes, Marie Meyer encourages friends and family to be fearless. "Some of the things I come up with are not that good," she says. But Meyer found a winner with her spicy Asian marinade. An avid griller, Meyer wanted to create a marinade made with accessible ingredients and versatile enough to apply to a variety of meats. She also uses it with pork tenderloin and cuts of chicken.
2 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Combine first 10 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal and marinate in refrigerator 24 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Remove steak from bag; discard marinade. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with salt, and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
This was a very tasty dish. We altered the recipe slightly by cutting up the flank steak and marinating the pieces overnight. Then we just added the meat and some of the marinade to the wok after stir frying some baby bok choy and spring peas. This made it easier and faster to prepare on a weeknight.
Great recipe! I like the little bit of sweet against the spice of the red pepper flakes. I made mostly as directed, but I usually just eyeball spices and add extra red pepper. Used on new york strip since the store didn't have flank. Will use again!
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