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Broiled Marinated Hanger Steak – Recipe!

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Preparing a steak is not a difficult task, while many of us choose to slap it on the grill outdoors, or toss it in a cast-iron skillet on the stove top, there can be better ways to enjoy a good piece of beef.  Marinating steak before cooking can add such personality and additional flavor.  Yes, I know you purists believe steak should be cooked plain, without much seasoning, except for salt and maybe some black pepper – “Let the meat speak for itself,” but have you thoroughly considered the alternative?  A little time spent in a simple marinade can make all the difference in the world.

Using a good soy sauce, like a dark Chinese soy sauce has intense flavor, however in these times you can go with what is in your pantry.  Fresh garlic and a dollop of Dijon mustard is all that you need to send steak into a new orbit, and creating the most melt-in-your-mouth bite of beef you’ve ever tasted.

As far as cuts of beef, a good Hanger Steak or Butcher’s Cut, is a nice choice, however Flank or a thicker Skirt Steak will do just fine.  Cutting it across the grain after cooking will ensure the right chew and tenderness expected after broiling.  The broiler makes a nice alternative to a grill, less likely it will dry out, especially if you’re not watching it closely enough.  Another good tip is to use foil under your meat while cooking, so clean-up is a snap.

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Ingredients

2 pound Hanger, Flank or Skirt Steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick

1/3 cup dark soy or regular soy sauce

2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

fresh soft herbs like chives, parsley or cilantro, optional

(Serves 6)

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To Prepare:

  1. In a casserole dish, add soy sauce, mustard, oil, garlic, salt and pepper, whisk.
  2. Add steak and coat in marinade on both sides.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
  3. Preheat broiler and remove meat from refrigerator.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Broil meat for 5 minutes on first side and 4 minutes on second side.  Increase cooking time if you prefer your steak more well-done.  Slice and sprinkle with fresh herbs.  Enjoy!

 

 

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