On a roll lately.. New flank steak marinade tonight from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food .)
I barbecued like I normally do. (I know, it is December but I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and unless it’s pouring down rain, I can easily barbecue–and do!)
Lime Juice, Soy Sauce, Ginger and Garlic Marinade for Beef
- 4 Tbs lime juice
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 tsp sugar
- salt and black pepper to taste hmm..maybe 1/4 tsp of each
- 1 flank steak
- Mix it all up and marinate for 30 minutes or so at room temperature.
I typically would marinade a flank steak for longer but this was a last-minute change of menu plans. Eldest daughter had to go to the library after the dentist, meaning I didn’t get the split pea soup (with the leftover ham bone) started as soon as I would have liked. I knew we’d all still like that for lunch tomorrow and had gone to Costco yesterday and bought the flank steaks.
I was going to marinade and freeze them for later but used one tonight and froze the other. (If you’ve never done this, it’s a great time saver. Throw the steak in the freezer bag with the marinade and toss it into the freezer. The marinade may or may not actually freeze depending on the ingredients you choose, but either way the steak will marinade while it’s freezing and again while it’s defrosting, making it an easy dinner one night which will taste like you spent hours planning it!)