A simple glaze of Hoisin sauce, fresh ginger, and lime juice transform this humble flank steak into a dinnertime favorite!
Some nights, you just need a really simple recipe.
I love buying flank steak because it’s such a versatile cut! It’s easy to just plan a Fajita night, but this time I decided to put an Asian marinade on the steak and broil it for laziness purposes.
I’m not sure why, but I only recently started using my broiler for cooking meat. Mostly I just used it for making nachos and roasting poblanos.
I was binge-watching the Food Network not too long ago and *someone* on *some show* (really can’t remember, sorry guys) said that a broiler is really just like an upside-down grill.
I had never thought about it that way, but it makes total sense and gave me the extra push I needed to start broiling my meats.
For this recipe, you just preheat your broiler (on High if there’s a setting for that), mix up the glaze, then brush the top of the flank steak with the sticky hoisin mixture. Broil it on one side, flip it and glaze the second side, then put it back in to finish cooking on the other side. Let it rest, slice it, and DIG IN.
See, I told you it was easy.
Use the leftovers to make Asian fusion tacos, steak salad, or even Vietnamese-style Bahn Mi sandwiches!
I served this with a side of rice and a really easy cucumber salad.
Just grab a big bowl and toss together: 1 large cucumber (peeled, seeded, and sliced into half moons), 1/4 cup sliced red onion, 1 carrot (cut into matchsticks), 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves, juice of one lime, and fish sauce (or salt, if you’re boring like that) to taste.
Here’s the Recipe!
- 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
- 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
- Zest of 1 lime
- Preheat your oven's broiler on High. Place the flank steak on a broiler pan.
- Combine the hoisin sauce, ginger, and lime zest in a small bowl. Brush half of the mixture onto the top of the flank steak.
- Broil for 6 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and turn the steak onto the other side. Brush with the remaining glaze, then return to the oven for another 6 minutes (or until cooked to your liking).
- Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice diagonally across the grain.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 135mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 48g
Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.