Finally, no takeout! It was pretty nice outside considering how cold it was the past few days, it was nice enough to grill. Found a recipe at epicurious.com for an Asian-style Flank Steak that looked good. A snap to put together, and lots of great flavors! I forgot to use the marinade as a sauce. It ended up in the sink. I made Spicy Cold Soba Noodles and it's a good thing it's a forgiving recipe. I missed on the directions there, too! I remember back in Junior High School, I think, there was this one test the teacher gave, about reading the directions or something, and if you did it right and read the whole thing, you found out the directions were to do nothing? Well, obviously I failed that one, following directions, needs work :) The noodles still tasted good. So did the steak! Next time I'd make the sauce! and read the directions!
Asian-style Flank Steak
Bon Appetit - November 2006
1/2 cup dry Sherry
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 (1 1/2- to 1 3/4-pound) flank steak
Whisk first 6 ingredients in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Add steak; turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat broiler. Transfer steak to broiler pan. Drain marinade from dish into medium saucepan; boil 3 minutes. Broil steak until cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Using tongs, transfer steaks to platter; let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into thin slices and serve, passing cooked marinade as sauce.
Stir-fry Green Beans with Red Peppers and Almonds
This one I just threw together with a little sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and minced garlic.