Also known as bavette, the flank steak is a special cut of meat from the cow’s abdominal muscles. The cut is flat and long. It is commonly used for making fajitas, a popular Mexican dish. An easy and famous way of preparing the steak is by barbecuing or grilling. If you are not familiar with this cooking method, it is important to look at grilled flank steak recipes to have ideas about the ingredients that can be added to improve the natural flavor of the meat.
Grilled Flank Steak in Red Sauce
This recipe can be used if you are planning to serve a special and delicious dish at home. The main ingredients for the dish are a pound of flank steak, ½ cup soy sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper and a teaspoon of thyme. To make the red sauce, you should have 1 ¼ cup chopped green onion and shallots, 1 ¼ cup red wine, a stick of butter and two tablespoons chopped parsley.
Brush the soy sauce onto meat. Sprinkle pepper, thyme and salt on the meat. Let the meat absorb the seasonings for an hour. Carve each side of the steak to ensure that the inside part of the meat will be cooked. Preheat grill and place the meat on the grill. Cook each side for three minutes to four minutes for rare or six minutes to eight minutes for medium rare. Place the steak on a plate.
Mix the wine, shallots and onion. Heat the mixture on a pan and stir in the butter. Wait until the butter melts before adding the parsley. Heat the sauce for a minute and pour over the meat. Serve and enjoy.
Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
The ingredients in this recipe are easy to find and are mostly affordable so you will not have troubles buying them. The ingredients include the juice of a lemon, ½ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup dry wine, three tablespoons vegetable oil, two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, a large garlic and a pound of flank steak. In addition to these, you need ½ teaspoon of pepper, a teaspoon of chopped onions and ½ teaspoon of celery seed.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except for the meat. Mix the ingredients well. Place the meat in the bowl. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for two hours to three hours. Preheat the grill. Place the grill on direct heat. Cook each side for six minutes to eight minutes. Serve immediately.