James Carrier
MAKES: 6 servings

This savory flank steak marinade with soy sauce, garlic, sesame, and ginger has been a favorite in Mary Massa's family for years. Because the flank steak marinates ahead of time, it can form the basis of a fast weeknight dinner; try it with a simple green salad and a side of grilled vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse flank steak and pat dry. In a 1-gallon zip-lock plastic bag or a large bowl, mix soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, green onions, sesame seeds, garlic, pepper, and ginger. Add steak, seal bag or cover bowl tightly, and chill, turning meat occasionally, at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.

Step 2

Lift steak from marinade and let drain briefly. Place meat on a grill over a solid bed of medium-hot coals or medium-high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 3 to 4 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook steak, turning occasionally to brown evenly, until medium-rare (still pink in the center; cut to test), 9 to 12 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer steak to a platter and let stand 10 minutes. Cut meat across the grain into thin, slanting slices.

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Ratings & Reviews

buenacena's Review

July 30, 2012
I thought this was good. Just not impressive. I followed the recipe exactly, and was expecting more sweet and savory flavors. This is a simple recipe for a backyard cookout with basic cookout flavors and sides, like corn on the cob, potatoes, and green salad. I wouldn't bring this inside to plate on my fine china.

matty43's Review

December 10, 2008
I've done this recipe a few times on the BBQ and its one of my favorites for a simple steak marinade. I follow the measurements roughly which it turns out to be a sorta generic asian style taste. I don't think theres anyways you can go wrong with a flank steak anyways..