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I haven’t made it YET! Question: is it okay to prepare marinade and put in refrig overnight and then put into bowl/freezer bag to marinate overnight?
We marinated just over 2 lbs of flank steak with this marinade for about 3 1/2 hours. I tripled the recipe for the meat and it was just right. The only thing I did different was adding a whole clove of minced garlic instead of just the few they recommend. Took it out of the fridge about an hour before grilling and let it get to room temperature. Gave it another round of salt and pepper on both sides and placed it on the grill directly over hot coals spread evenly on the bottom. We got a nice crisp on the outside and it was nice and tender on the inside. This marinade on the flank steak was really good! Our guests loved it! It was great off the grill and the leftovers were even better the next day. Can’t wait to do it again!
Wow! I used this marinade on strip steaks. I scored them and marinated them for 8 hours. I grilled them quickly to 140°, let them rest under foil, and topped them with a compound butter. This was the best marinade I’ve ever tasted and my steaks turned out juicy, tender, and so full of flavor. My husband, who really doesn’t like steak, devoured his and said it was amazing. Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe!
For my money this is the best/easiest flank steak marinade out there. It’s easy to pull together, with ingredients that always seem to be on hand. I usually marinate for 3 hours in gallon freezer bag, which I prefer for it versatility. Thanks to Carl for the suggestion of cutting with a sharp straight edge knife
Really great flavor and moist! Marinated it for about 1 1/2 days.
Will maple syrup work in the place of honey?
Sure, that should work. You could also try agave, too. Thanks for your question, Amy.
Love the recipe! But when you slice meat, always use a very sharp straight edged carving knife. Serrated blades tear the meat and release much of the juices onto the cutting board and plate. A good, clean cut helps keep more moisture in the meat when you plate it.
You asked for other recipes..so here goes
Olive oil salt and pepper (freshly ground)
LOTS of garlic like 8 to 10 cloves patted on to stick in the olive oil
fresh grated ginger patted on til it sticks in the olive oil coating
saki about 1/2 cup
soy sauce about 1/4 cup
marinate and cook like the recipe
Yum! Sounds delicious – thanks for posting!
Have not been enamoured with the traditional mustard/vinegar based marinades and decided to use this for a dinner party of 16. Followed the recipe marinating 3 large flank steaks for 8 hours. At the end of dinner there were only a couple of scraps left. Everyone raved about it saying it was the best they’d ever had. My go to recipe from here on out!
Made this last night. It was incredible. Thanks!
I’m so glad you liked it Mahhkk!
This is now my go-to flank steak recipe. I am usually leery of marinades because they usually bury the steak flavor, not this one! It just enhances it and creates a juicy, tender steak. A must try!
Thank you for your comment Heather, I’m so glad you liked it!
It was so tough! The flavor was good though. I marinated it for 24 hours, let it rest for 15 min off grill, cut it against the grain,even sliced super thin, cooked med rare ..? What did I do wrong!! ? My family couldn’t even bite it
Hi Laura, I’m so sorry to hear that! This has happened to me once before, once when I bought 100% grass fed flank steak. It was so tough I took the receipt back to the store the next day for a refund. All I can tell you is that once in a while you get a truly tough piece of meat.
DId you buy the right cut? I thought I bought flank steak once but it was actually chuck steak, gross! I thought it was what I was looking for because there was a sticker on it saying “good for carne asada”, totally bummed. Next time I looked specifically for flank steak on the label, made a HUGE difference. I prepared and cooked it the same way and it came out perfect. I never had any issues with real flank steak. I also like cooking it more to a good medium. It’s also a lot pricier steak than most, but beef prices are rising where I live.
I marinated this for two days.. yum!!! We cut it up and put it in tortillas!
It was OK, I thought needed salt
As the recipe suggests, sprinkle on a good coat of salt and/or pepper before grilling. :)
Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.
Can you make this in a cast iron pan and it turn out as well?
Sure! Just make sure the pan is very hot and you have good ventilation going. It will get smoky!
Absolutely fantastic recipe. Had this on a BBQ, cooks in minutes, incredibly tender and flavoursome. This will be a regular from now on. Less than half the price of normal steak
This marinade is soooooooooooo delicious! I had never thought to add honey but it really elevates it to a 5 star!!! Thank you for posting this. I am sure it would be equally delicious on chicken too! :)
YES ma’am! Thanks Elise!