This is my signature summer recipe, but its so great, that you can make it any time of the year. If you think its too cold to grill on the BBQ, then just broil it in the oven (8-10 minutes each side).
But, since we're going into spring - let's get ready for some delicious grilling! This one was originally called Garlic Flank Steak, but since I've been making it for about 10 years, we now call it Steph's Marinated Flank Steak.
1/2 c soy sauce
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. olive oil
3-5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1 beef flank steak (approx. 2 lbs)
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except steak. Pour into a heavy plastic freezer bag.
Separately, trim fat from meat, then rinse and dry, Score the meat several times on each side with a sharp knife.
Add steak to marinade in freezer bag. Seal and then squeeze through meat several times.
Chill for 2-24 hours, turning occasionally.
Pre-heat gas grill and lay steak on each side for about 8-10 minutes, depending on desired temperature. Reserve marinade and boil over medium heat on stove-top.
Once meat is grilled, allow to rest for about 8 minutes, then slice and serve.
TIP: It is important to let the steak rest after grilling - it continues to cook and makes an especially tender, juicy meal.
Excellent with garlic bread and salad!