Thursday, June 14, 2012

summer grilling: lime marinated flank steak

{our flank steak cut in half & grilling. steven added some steak rub to his half.}

We've decided to take on grilling this summer. Or, I decided and am dragging Steven along with me. :) It's sort of a challenge for us to grill. We choose to store our grill and supplies in the garage and have to drag it around the house any time we want to use it, which usually deters us from grilling very often.

Well, we're going to suck it up and grill at least once a week this summer. We grilled twice last weekend! On Saturday we did some burgers and brats, on Sunday we made a yummy lime marinated flank steak. So yummy that I forgot to take real pictures... you'll have to accept the phone pics.


I've been wanting to attempt grilling different kinds of meats, using different rubs or marinades. Here is my first go and I must say, that steak was mighty tasty. Super juicy and really flavorful. I was surprised it picked up so much of the marinade flavor.

lime marinade
juice from 4 limes
juice from 1 orange
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper

I whisked all the ingredients together and poured it over the flank steak, then popped it in the fridge for about an hour. I did turn the steak once, about half way through. Note: our steak was on the smaller side since there were only two of us. If you have a larger flank steak, you might need to double the marinade. 

We got our grill nice and hot and let it cook about five minutes on each side. Remember to adjust cooking time if you have a larger or thicker steak. I let the steak rest on a plate for five to ten minutes, then transferred it to a cutting board to slice. When I returned the meat to the plate, I poured the juices that had collected back over the meat. Serve it with your favorite sides. We had some fruit salad and zucchini with ours.

So we conquered flank steak. I think we're going to try a pizza next...

What is your favorite thing to grill? I'm looking for some fun recipes to try!

xoxo, christa

3 comments:

  1. yum! I am almost certain we'll eat flank steak when visiting my family...it was class Sunday afternoon meal growing up! Your lime marinade sounds delish!

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  2. I gotta say I love a good ol' burger with BBQ sauce. Makes my mouth water!

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  3. We like to cook corn on the cob and salmon in foil. I'm interested to see how you do pizza on the grill.

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