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Lime Marinated Flank Steak

9 Aug

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE steak.  They also know that I never cook steak.  Honestly, I have no clue how to cook it without it being super well done but I like mine medium…nice and pink.  So, about a month ago I went to a local Mexican restaurant and had “Lime Marinated Flank Steak,”  it was cooked a little too much for my liking but damn was it good!  I thought to myself, I can totally make this at home!  So I did just that and guess what, mine was better!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 flank steak (size depends on how many you’re cooking for, mine was about 1.25lbs)
  • juice from 4 limes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • handful of fresh cilantro
  • couple tablespoons olive oil
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions:

From what I’ve read and seen on Food Network, flank steaks tend to be a tough cut of meat.  You need to “pound the hell out of it” and HAVE to marinade it.

  • Place your flank steak on the counter between 2 pieces of parchment paper
  • Using a meat tenderizer tool, start pounding out your steak.  Make sure to pound both sides
  • In a blender or using a hand mixer (I use a Magic Bullet Blender) blend the juice of 4 limes, 4 cloves garlic, cilantro, olive oil and black pepper.
  • Taste it, if you like more of a certain ingredient, add it.
  • Take a plastic storage container coat the bottom with your marinade
  • Put the flank steak on top and stab a few holes in it
  • Pour the rest of the marinade on top
  • The longer you can let it sit in the fridge marinating, the better.  I did mine for about a day.
  • When you’re ready to cook (grill it if you like, I don’t have a grill), place steak in a hot skillet
  • Cook about 5-7 minutes each side depending on how you like your steak
  • Now for the most important step, once the steak is done cooking, thinly slice it against the grain
  • ENJOY!