Any basketball fans in the house? Anyone appreciate the totally exciting significance of Michigan being back in the tournament after over 10 years? Suffice to say I am a little distracted these days. I was a VERY big basketball fan in my college days–but it has been hard to maintain enthusiasm the last decade or so (yikes).
Anyway, my mega antibiotic has me feeling a lot better but I still needed a low maintenance meal. I had all these grand plans for my mom being here, but I kinda forgot about March Madness. Hopefully this Sunday she will help me with my grandma’s Beef & Noodles–and don’t forget to send in your entries for Grandma’s Recipes, speaking of which. You have until April 11 to send me your best grandmother recipes. But in the meantime, I did not feel like much effort.
So I pulled a flank steak out of the freezer, and about 1 1/2 hours before dinner, when it was semi-thawed, I put it in a plastic bag with this marinade. Then after an hour I grilled it up (cook top griddle), chopped and roasted some potatoes with red onions, and served it all up with a salad. It was great. Smelled like summer.
Soy Garlic Lime Coriander Marinade
*I eyeballed all of the liquids–taste and make sure the proportions taste right to you.
3 T Superior Dark or Double Soy sauce
4 t dark brown sugar (to taste)
Juice of 11/2 limes
1 t ground coriander
3-4 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped, paper on if you are lazy like me
1 1/2 T olive oil
Whisk all of the ingredients together. Dip a finger to taste–neither the lime nor the soy should totally overwhelm. The sweetness should be very faint. Place in a plastic bag with raw steak. Before you grill the steak, shake the garlic paper off of the steak. Grill to desired doneness (I wish I had gotten mine more rare).
noble pig says
OMG look at those grill marks…yikes and mama mia, I love it.
Mmm, what a fabulous marinade. Talk about some powerful flavor punch going on! I think I already mentioned that I revel in March Madness. I went to UNC undergrad, and you have to love basketball there (we’re certainly not getting anywhere with football)! I’m glad we’ll be able to chitchat about the tournament in the coming weeks. In the mean time, this steak looks fabulous! Hope you’re having a wonderful time with your mom.
Glad you are feeling better!!! This yummy steak would cheer me up no end.
This looks delicious, I love the marinade. I think I am new to your blog, and it certainly looks wonderful and fun. I am going to try and pull something to gether for your grandma event. Sounds like an awesome idea. Nice to meet you!
oh my, seriously, I have to hide this post from Grumpy! LOL. I am trying to get him away from so much red meat. lol. LOOKS DELICIOUS!
that’s an impressive slab of beef, laura–i like it. the marinade sounds scrumptious!
i love basketball too, but i’ve been woefully oblivious to march madness this year. stupid work. 🙂
one more thing–the latest episode of dollhouse was incredible and gives me hope for the series.
Glad you’re feeling a bit better. The steak looks tremendous! And I love the idea of serving it with roasted potatoes andsalad, I’ve never made that combination, but it sounds wonderful and lighter than more roast veg…
Enjoy the rest of your weekend – hope it’s not too hectic!
Ahem… sadly, it’s been more than a decade…
Laura — We’ve got a recipe similar to this but it’s got ginger and lime. Amazing what you can do with a “below average” cut of meat with the right marinade!
How is your mud doing? Any signs of spring? We’ve got snow in Mpls today – but at least we’re not getting the blizzard and flooding they have in NoDak!
This sounds delicious and I have my piece of steak sitting in the kitchen ready to try….
Oh my, this marinade is fabulous. I have a vaccuum container for marinade so I only had to leave the meat in for about an hour or so. Then, on to the grill. YUM! Thanks for posting this recipe. It's a keeper!