Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marinated Flank Steak in a Bag

This recipe is brought to you by Multi-Tasking Mommy.

One of my comfort foods, in the summer time, is a good bbq'd, marinated flank steak. My Mom used to make this quite a bit when I was younger, and actually continues to do so now! It's an easy and yummy meal for a warm cottage night.

My Mom often serves it with Twice Baked Potatoes (recipe to come soon) and Creamy Cucumber Salad (I'll post this soon too, if people are interested).

My story about this steak though, isn't about how yummy it is OR that it is a great comfort food OR that it is SUPER easy to make.

My story has to do with the last time we made this (only a week ago) and the hubby slipped up a bit!

You see, instead of taking the steak out of the bag in the house and putting it onto a plate, he did the manly thing easy way out and did it right over the bbq. Yes, this would make sense, really--one less dish to wash, right? WRONG! While trying to put the bbq tongs into the bag, the bag accidentally slipped out of his hands and dropped onto the hot grill for a second, searing some nice holes in the bottom of the bag.


Bag full of marinade + holes + hot bbq = HUGE.SMOKEY.MESS

Yes, we prayed for a brief moment that the whole bbq wasn't going to go up in flames. It was pretty close with a few arm high ones, but luckily, it didn't. We just had a big clean up afterwards and have learned our lesson, right dear ;)

For the record, my hubby is an amazing bbqer!

Marinated Flank Steak in a Bag
1 large zip lock bag (if you're wanting to be environmentally friendly, you could use a 9x13 baking pan, but technically we could zip the bag and put it in the freezer, then dispose of the food portion into our green bin)
1 flank/skirt steak (in Canada, we call it flank, but I believe down south, you guys call it skirt...right?)
a few cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed (you know, with a knife the way the chefs on the food network do it)
equal portions of:

  • soy sauce

  • olive oil

  • balsamic vinegar

  • freshly ground pepper
    a few squirts of worchestire sauce (to your liking)

    Marinate for at least 24 hours and bbq on medium for approximately 30 minutes, or done until your liking.

    Do you know of the Hand Testing Technique for testing when steaks are finished to your liking, right?!


    beach mama said...

    That sounds SO good! We just fired up our grill last night and had some yummy sirloin burgers.

    AndreAnna said...

    This sounds like a plan for people without a kitchen floor.

    K and J's mom said...

    YUMMY! I am going to try that one this weekend! Sounds AWESOME! And I am in L-O-V-E with everything grilled this time of year!

    Laura said...

    Sounds wonderful and please do post the cucumber salad recipe!