Friday, May 8, 2009

Marinated Flank Steak with Horseradish Sauce

In search of a good flank steak recipe, I was thumbing through "The Bon Appetit Cookbook" and...voila - it just jumped off the page at me. Imagine! Like it read my mind.


1 - 2 lb flank steak, trimmed
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (regular works)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 onion chopped
3 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped


1/2 cup sour cream
2 green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp prepared white horseradish

For Steak:
Whisk first 6 ingredients in 13x9x2 glass baking dish to blend. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

For Sauce:
Mix sour cream, green onions, and horseradish in small bowl. Season to taste with coarsely ground black pepper. (Sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate)

Barbecue (high heat) - I used an indoor bbq - worked like a charm. Drain steak. Pour marinade into small saucepan and boil 1 minute. Sprinkle steak generously with pepper.

Grill to desired doneness, basting occasionally with marinade, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Transfer steak to plate and let stand at least 15 minutes. Cut steak across the grain and on a slight diagonal into thin slices.
Line platter with romaine leaves. Top with steak. Serve warm or at room temperature with horseradish sauce.

Verdict: The tenderness of this flank steak is superb. I would reduce the soy sauce by half next time. Although extremely flavourful, I found it to be quite salty to the taste.
I would probably serve with red horseradish (if I would have found any in the fridge). StumbleUpon


Christo Gonzales said...

that steak is cooked perfectly - it looks so tasty - well done!

Hopie said...

Oh man, grilled flank steak - is it summer yet?? That looks yummy!

Karen said...

Oh, this looks so tempting!

Dewi said...

Love how juicy your steak look like. Drooling!

shambo said...

Boy, the steak sure looks good. I've just recently gotten brave enough to start grilling. That looks like something I could actually do. I love the horseradish sauce too. I think I could eat it on everything.

Anonymous said...

Excellent steak and I love the horseradish sauce!

Heather S-G said...

Love flank steak!!! This looks perfect. What is red horseradish?

kat said...

So good! I like to use Martha Stewart's horseradish sauce on my flank steak when i get fresh horseradish to use in it

Lynda said...

Flank and skirt steaks are favorites in our house. I love the idea of the horseradish sauce - I will try this!

That Girl said...

What's funny is as soon as I saw the picture I thought "That looks just like the flank steak in this month's Bon Appetit!"

Rebecca (Foodie With Family) said...

Okay. So where exactly in Canada are you? 'Cause I'm just in NY State. And since you've adopted me I think I'm allowed to drop in for dinner occasionally, right? Right?

That looks awesome!

Unknown said...

Oh wow, did you ever nail that one! What is red horseradish sauce?
Happy Twirls

grace said...

mmmmoist. so juicy. words almost escape me, giz--it's beautiful.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh yeah, that looks good.
Happy Mother's Day Giz and to future mother Psychgrad.

What's Cookin Chicago said...

This looks fantastic!

Patsyk said...

What a great way to prepare flank steak! I imagine using the low-sodium soy sauce might make a difference if you noticed that it was too salty this time.

Deborah said...

I never liked horseradish until the last few years. This sounds wonderful!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It is defintely BBQ season Giz. We will both be out there with tongs in hand:D