Touchdown Tomato-Marinated Flank Steak

by Gavan on February 4, 2010

Touchdown Tomato-Marinated Flank Steak

What’s football and beer without steak? I’ll tell you what it is, it’s about as useful as a pair of sunglasses are on a guy with one ear. As healthy as I am I do love me a good steak and if ever there was a day I’m going off the deep end food wise, it’s definitely on Super Bowl Sunday. Flank steak is one of my favorites, especially on the grill. Add this marinade to the mix and it’s the business! Superb by itself, in tacos or even great on salads if you want to keep it super clean and tasty. (Not bagged salads though am I right?)

(Adapted from Eating Well Magazine.)

RECIPE:
Serves 4-6

2 lbs grass fed/organic flank steak

Marinade:
1 x 15 oz can chopped tomatoes (fresh would be better though you might want to wait until they’re in season)
2 tbsp fresh oregano
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1 tsp chili flakes
1 shallot – peeled, roughly chopped
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves – peeled
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Place all the marinade ingredients in a blender and blitz for 30 seconds. Place the steak in a casserole dish and cover with marinade. Turn meat over to make sure all sides are coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Marinate for between 4 and 24 hours.

TIP: Remove from fridge 1 hour before grilling to let return to room temperature. The reason being is that if you grill cold meat straight from the fridge by the time the heat penetrates the center of the steak the outside will be dry and over-cooked.

Preheat large skillet or outdoor bbq on high heat. Season marinated flank with S&P on both sides and sear on grill for 6-7 minutes on both sides for medium rare.

Touchdown Tomato-Marinated Flank Steak

Very important: Let meat rest for 10 minutes on a tray after cooking. This is really the key to having juicy succulent meat. By doing this it gives the meat time to let all the juices redistribute back into the meat and not all over your cutting board.

Marinate. Grill. Eat. Drink. Couldn’t be easier!

Super Bowl Sunday….Done!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.


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