When I was a kid my mom (or me mum) used to make the most amazing flank steak recipe…I carried the memory of it all through my life. A really vivid memory of that flavor, which was quite unlike any other. And until recently, I hadn’t had that flank steak in probably 30 years.

Only being the dunce I am, it never really occurred to me to ask her for it, most likely because I’ve never been much in the kitchen besides a secret midnight chocolate binger.

So recently my mum Penny (or “Pence” as I like to call her…get it?) handed down the secret to her amazing flank steak recipe, and I share this gift with you today. Follow the directions, don’t deviate, you won’t go wrong.

Flank Steak Recipe

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Here are your ingredients…

Flank Steak Recipe

Get yourself a couple of flank steaks, or “skirt steaks”…I got 3 of these at Sprouts for about $4 or $5 each, and trimmed some of the excess fat off them.

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Mix all of the following in a bowl:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tblsps honey
2 tblsps vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup salad oil (olive oil is fine)
1 finely chopped green onion

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Place meat in shallow pan or like I do, in a gallon ziplock bag. Pour over marinade and let stand 4 hours or longer… overnight would be ideal, but you’ll still have extremely tender flank steak after 4 hours.

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Now, my mom’s recipe says to barbecue about 5 mins. on each side for medium rare. But I know my grill Grates to run pretty hot, and my flank steaks weren’t that thick, so I ended up cooking these for for only 3 mins on each side…I really didnt want to overcook that gorgeous meat.

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And finally, slice the meat thin on the diagonal, against the grain of the meat.

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I’m not going to do this justice in trying to describe the flavor, and how tender it comes out. Only to say that unlike marinating a steak in other things, the flavor of the marinade really stays intact. Shay included potatoes and her green beans she makes with onions and bacon, and we had an eye-opening trip down memory lane. Hope you enjoy, and you share my mum’s amazing work.

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