Marinated, Skillet-Seared Flank Steaks

Flank steaks marinated and pan-seared are a carnivore’s dream come true.

Skillet Seared Flank Steaks from The Foodie Army Wife

 

Ordinarily, most people would cook just one flank steak this way. But with my menfolk, I make 2 for dinner.

In a bowl, grate a tablespoon and a half of fresh Ginger.

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Then grate 6 cloves of garlic.

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You’ll need half cup of Red Wine, like a Pinot Noir.

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and a half a cup of Soy Sauce.

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Then measure out some Honey…

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and a tablespoon of Sesame Oil.

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Finally, 3/4 of a teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes.

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Combine these all in a bowl, and stir until the honey dissolves.

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I don’t have a gas stove, so I sear these in my Grandfather’s cast iron skillet. If I had a gas stove, I would use my griddle. But since I can’t use my griddle, I’m going to cut the flank steaks in half, to make them fit in the skillet easier later. If you have a gas stove and a griddle, you can leave them whole. You decide.

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Place your steaks into a gallon sized zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade over the steaks, and close the bag – removing as much air as you can.

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Lay your steaks in the fridge (in a pan, just in case the bag leaks) and let them marinate for 6-8 hours.
A couple of times through the day, turn the bag over, so that the steaks are well-bathed in the liquid.

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When it is time to cook dinner, heat up a cast iron skillet (or griddle) to fairly hot.
Lay the steak in the hot skillet, (un-oiled) and don’t touch. Let it sit for about 3-6 minutes (depending on how done you want your steak) then turn it over and repeat.

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As you cook the steak portions, place the cooked ones on a pan and let them rest.

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Oh my goodness.

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After your steaks have rested a few minutes, place them on a cutting board and begin cutting into strips across the grain of the meat.

Enjoy!

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Marinated, Skillet-Seared Flank Steaks
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Flank Steaks (or 1 if you don’t need that much.)
  • 1½ Tb grated fresh Ginger
  • 6 cloves Garlic, grated
  • ½ c Red Wine, like a Pinot Noir
  • ½ c Soy Sauce
  • ¼ c Honey
  • 1 Tb Sesame Oil
  • ¾ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the steaks. Whisk them together until the honey is dissolved.
  2. Cut the steaks in half if you are using a cast iron skillet. If you will be using a griddle, you can leave them whole if you wish.
  3. Place your steaks in a gallon sized zip-lock bag.
  4. Pour the marinade over the steaks, and close the bag – removing as much air as you can.
  5. Lay your steaks in the fridge (in a pan, just in case the bag leaks) and let them marinate for 6-8 hours.
  6. A couple of times through the day, turn the bag over, so that the steaks are well bathed in the liquid.
  7. When it is time to cook dinner, heat up a cast iron skillet (or griddle) to fairly hot.
  8. Lay the steak in the hot skillet, and don’t touch. Let it sit for about 3-6 minutes (depending on how done you want your steak) then turn it over and repeat.
  9. As you cook the steak portions, place the cooked ones on a pan and let them rest.
  10. After your steaks have rested a few minutes, place them on a cutting board and begin cutting into strips across the grain of the meat.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
Try cooking this on your grill this summer, too!

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