When I was a kid no one else I knew had a clue as to what it was, but we had flank steak all of the time. Now it is a much more popular cut because it is a very lean piece of beef. Just how lean is it? 6 ounces has about 12 grams of fat. That makes it more lean than 6 ounces of skinless chicken thigh; weighing in at about 18 grams of fat. The only trick to cooking any lean meat is that if it is not prepared properly it can be a bit tough. No worries. Flank steak is pretty inexpensive, easy to prepare and the leftovers are great for:
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
fresh chopped basil
fresh chopped thyme
fresh chopped oregano (skip if you don't have fresh; do not substitute dry)
fresh chopped rosemary
1 clove elephant garlic; minced (I only happened to have this because it was available at the Farmers Market. You can substitute 3 cloves regular garlic)
1 flank steak (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
Mix all of the ingredients together to make a marinade.
Coat both sides of the steak and let sit in marinade for 1-4 hours.
Grill on each side about 5-7 minutes for medium rare.
Place on platter and loosely cover. Let sit for 5 minutes.
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