The marinade features a robust dose of garlic. Score the meat lightly, about 1/8 inch deep.
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients. Score a diamond pattern on both sides of steak; rub juice mixture evenly over both sides. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat grill to high heat.
Sprinkle both sides of steak evenly with salt and pepper. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak across grain into slices.
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I really like the rub, but either I'm scoring the meat too much or 6 minutes per side is too long. I've made this twice, and both times the meat has been over-cooked. This is probably an error of mine, and not of the recipe's.
I love the movie "Hotel Transylvania" and my favorite line is one where Drac declares, "I do NOT say blah-de-blah!" He'd be saying that about this recipe, though. Very blah. I had such high hopes after opening the marinating container and smelling it.
I made the recipe according to the directions but wound up marinating it longer than expected after a last-minute change in dinner plans. I was afraid the flavor might be too strong when we cooked it for dinner tonight. Nope. It wasn't bad, just very, very bland. There are far too many other tasty recipes to make for me to ever come back to this one.
This wasn't awful, but I wouldn't make it again. Flank steak is a nice flavorful cut of steak, and as such, it can be perfectly enjoyed with just a bit of cracked pepper. Certain rubs and marinades affect the flavor in various ways. In the case of this one, I think it overpowered the steak with a combo of bitter spice and heavy garlic. Rather than compliment the steak, the rub just took over. Like I said, not awful, but there are so many better options (including serving it perfectly cooked and plain) that I won't revisit this recipe.
Absolutely amazing! I marinated this for about 6hrs, used dried tarragon and cooked indoors on a grill pan. I served this with potatoes au gratin and steamed green beans and used leftover steak both on a salad and in a wrap for lunch. This is a wonderful recipe that I will make again and again!
This had great taste and I loved the lemon-garlic-paprika paste for the steak. I actually had 1/2 a lemon left over and once I put the steak on the grill, I squeezed the lemon over the top. It gave the steak a great lemony tang.
I paired it with the Grilled Corn, Poblano & Black Bean Salad and we ate some of it with corn tortillas that I had left over from another dish.
It's a great dish with a lot of potential for different leftover meals.
Whoa! An intense ( in a good way) marinade/paste. We love garlic (grated it in with a micro plane) so this was terrific. Used regular paprika and it tasted fine. Since we had a 1 1/2 pound steak for 2, we are looking forward to leftovers for a stir fry, fajitas or salad.
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