Asian Steak

Adapted from Radically Simple

This might be the easiest recipe in the world. Set it in the fridge in the morning to marinate, or better yet, prepare it one day ahead and let it sit overnight. A monkey could follow this recipe! The flavors were delicious. My picky two-year old asked for seconds.

  • 1-1/2 pound flank steak
  • 1/4 cup Thai fish sauce
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • In a zip top bag, combine steak, fish sauce and scallions. Press out the air and seal the bag. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove the bag from the fridge and allow it to sit out on the counter for a short while. Why is steak that’s been sitting on the counter in marinade juicier and tastier all around? I do not know. But it is.
  • Preheat the broiler and set the rack so the steak will be about 4 inches from the heating element.
  • Remove the steak from the bag and place the steak and marinade in a broiling pan coated lightly with canola oil or cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of the steak lightly with salt and pepper. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Watch the steak very closely! The broiler can quickly ruin a piece of meat if you turn your back for just a few seconds. If you are using a meat thermometer, temperature should reach about 125 degrees F for medium rare. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting.
  • To serve, slice the meat against the grain in thin slices.
  • Quick Tips
  • 1. This steak would be perfect for the grill. Unfortunately, our grill is currently covered in ice and snow. The broiler was a good second choice.
  • 2. If you have any steak leftover, this meat is terrific on a salad.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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