Flank steak is a rarity around here. In fact, before we got our beef, I don't think I had purchased any since I quit work. With our quarter beef we got, we were lucky enough to snag the flank steak--shows you how little I knew about beef cuts--a typical cow will only yield two flank steaks. That's why they are so expensive, Jackie. Duh.
Anyhow, the marinade on this is amazing--it is so easy and so good. I've even used it when making other steak cuts too--you really can't go wrong with it. And the mushroom cream sauce--it's like gilding the lily.
Marinated Flank Steak with Mushroom Cream Sauce
For the marinade
1 flank steak
1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Fresh ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Place all ingredients in a large zip top bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and be sure to have the marinade coat the steak evenly. Place in a bowl in the refrigerator and marinate for 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally to redistribute the marinade.
Grill steaks about 5-6 minutes per side for medium rare. An inserted thermometer should register about 145 degrees. Remove steak from grill and allow to sit for about ten minutes, covered. This will allow the juices to redistribute. Slice steak diagonally across the grain in thin strips. Serve with mushroom cream sauce on top.
Mushroom Cream Sauce
1/2 pound mushrooms (I used button due to cost, however a variety like shiitakes would be even better)
4 Tbsp butter
1 cup beef stock
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup cream
Salt and Pepper
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add mushroom slices and saute for about five minutes. Mix in stock and mustard, increasing heat to high and boil until liquid reduces by half. Reduce heat, and stir in cream and simmer until the sauce coats a spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over flank or other steak cut.
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