Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

by Renee on May 15, 2012

Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Grilling season has arrived! Actually, I grill most all year long. I have a very nice stainless steel 5-burner grill on the deck by my kitchen. The winters here are mild and it rarely snows so I can use it almost any time. I very much enjoy cooking on the grill. The flavor is outstanding and there is less mess in the kitchen. Steaks are my number one choice.

My grill has spoiled me. It is so easy to cook with. I can turn it on and check the temperature with the gauge on the lid. I know it so well I can cook by setting and time. We had some friends over for steaks a while back. One followed me to the grill and said he wanted to watch what I did because I grill so well. Easy. Steaks on, set the timer, flip steaks, set the timer, remove steaks. It probably did not help him much but that is my method.

The key is to use and learn your grill. Practice often! A great recipe to try is this ginger marinated flank steak. I found the original recipe in Southern Living back in 2005. I clipped it from the magazine and added it to my recipe book. I searched and located it on My Recipes website. I adapted it to use fresh grated ginger and my method for cooking.

What food do you like to grill? There are so many that benefit from cooking over an open flame. The flavor worth is alone. Keeping your kitchen cool in the hot summer is another benefit. Besides, hanging outside and smelling the steaks cooking is a sheer pleasure. Open a bottle of wine or grab an ice cold beer and let the grilling begin!

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Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic gloves, chopped
  • 1 beef flank steak (1 to 2 pounds)

In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Stir to combine ingredients. Add flank steak to the marinade. Seal bag and place in refrigerator to marinate at least 8 hours.

Heat the grill to 450 to 500 degrees F. Remove steak from the marinade and place on the grill and cover with grill lid. Lower heat on the grill to about 400 degrees F. Grill approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side (for medium-rare) or to preferred doneness. Remove steak from grill and let stand 10 minutes.

Cut steak at an angle across the grain into thin slices. Serve and enjoy.

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Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie May 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

We haven’t used our grill in ages, and it is now pretty much defunct. I am playing w/ the thought of getting a gas-fired one, mainly for maintenance reasons. I’d like to get into grilling, but I’d have to have a grill for that, right?! LOL This looks amazing, and yes, sometimes it is just “time & flip”. BTW, winters here suck, just sayin’. :)

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

My grill uses propane. It is so easy to just turn it on. A lot faster than having to get charcoal going although it does not quite have the same flavor. Good thing for wood chips that can be used for smokey flavor.

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amy @ fearless homemaker May 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

this looks wonderful, renee! we love grilling as much as possible, too, + love steak. i tend to gravitate to filet mignon since it’s delicious + easy to grill, but i really want to branch out to trying different cuts of meat this year. maybe this’ll be the first i try!

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

Oh yes, I do love a good filet too. This flank steak is not quite as expensive and the marinade really helps to tenderize it.

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina May 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I love to grill steak. And I love experimenting with different flavors on my meat! I can’t wait to try this one!

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks Jen! If try it and have any leftover steak then use it on a salad with some Asian type dressing – wow!

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Eileen Gross May 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

We love to grill here {{actually I send hubby out to do it}} This recipe sounds heavenly and I think I have a flank steak in the freezer! I would pair this with a California Syrah, in fact I think I WILL & let you know how it is! Cheers!

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

Thank you for the wine pairing Eileen! I can always count on you for the best wine advice.

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Liz May 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

We light up the charcoal grill at least once a week 3 seasons of the year…and this looks like a perfect flank steak marinade! I know the family would love it!

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

Thank Liz! It has been a hit with my family and friends every time I have grilled it for them. It is a real crowd pleaser.

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 16, 2012 at 4:20 am

Thank god for grilling season! Jason and I are thinking about investing in a gas grill for the summer and this is definitely on our “to-grill” list!

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Renee May 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

You will not regret getting a gas grill. Get one well made and sturdy and it will last you for years.

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Sasha May 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

Ooo, this looks yummy. We can’t BBQ all year around here, but I’ve still been known to BBQ in the snow :). This is definitely going on the meal plan for this week though – the weather is supposed to be beautiful in Ottawa!

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Renee May 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thank you Sasha! I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy grilling and this recipe.

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Jersey Girl Cooks May 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

This is such a nice easy weeknight meal. I love these flavors.

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Renee May 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thanks! Any leftovers are great on salads or sandwiches too.

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Jennifer July 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

I remember this recipe, and it was delicious! I seem to remember Southern Living recommended some sides to go with it. What do you usually serve as a side?

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Renee July 5, 2014 at 6:45 am

I usually serve it with roasted potatoes and either green beans or a salad.

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