Asian-Marinated Flank Steak

I saw this in my Cooking Light magazine (March 2009)  and knew I had to give it a try.  To make life easier, I “accessorized” my dinner by stopping off at my local Chinese takeout for shrimp fried rice, green beans and peapods.

Asian Marinated Flank Steak

  • 3 tablespoons your favorite stir fry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound flank steak (trimmed of visible fat)

Put all ingredients in a ziploc bag and marinate for 10 to 24 hours.  (I put mine in the fridge this morning).  Flank steak needs to marinate because it is a tough meat, and it doesn’t take long to cook.  Only 4 minutes a side on a hot grill, and I let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting it across the grain.

perfect medium rare!

perfect medium rare!

My plate: 3 ounces steak, 3 ounces green beans, 3 ounces shrimp fried rice and 3 ounces carrots/peapods

My plate: 3 ounces steak, 3 ounces green beans, 3 ounces shrimp fried rice and 3 ounces carrots/peapods

Dinner comes in at 442 calories, 12 fat and 48 carbs.

Stats for the Day

  • 1467 caloires
  • 51 fat
  • 161 carbs
  • 90 protein
  • 13 fiber
  • 31% calories from fat, 25% protein and 44% from carbs
  • Day 8 of 30 Shred – 20 minutes
  • 10 minutes elliptical
  • 30 minute walk with Ed after dinner

Off to catch up on American Idol and watch the Sox game with Tony!   I have Friday off of work (Good Friday) so tomorrow is my Friday!!  See you in the morning!

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20 thoughts on “Asian-Marinated Flank Steak

  1. what’s the deal with everyone having Good Friday off? I don’t 😦

    Enjoy tonight – we’re watching AI, too 🙂

  2. Looks amazing! Enjoy your night.

  3. Enjoying American Idol!

  4. I love Asian marinated anything. This looks so good and flank is one of my favorite cuts as it goes really far in serving a crowd.

  5. Does it get much better than shrimp fried rice and steak? I think not.

  6. I love the idea of “accessorizing” your dinner. I also love Cooking Light! Your meal looks so gooood!

  7. Yay for an early Friday 🙂

  8. Next time I make the flank steak I will marinate it!!

    Now I see where I went wrong, since mine was so tough!

    Nice accessorizing!!

  9. Looks amazing!! that is exactly how I like my steak nice and pink!

  10. Great looking meal – I love that you picked up all the side dishes. Makes the whole thing so much easier!

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  11. Taking the ovreeivw, this post is first class

  12. Pleasing to find someone who can think like that

  13. Dear Qiong, You did such a great job, hats off to you! I had learnt a lot from that essay. I wish your haodily to be joyful ahead of time . Wishing you a Halloween bright and glowing as you are!Good writingloveXiao

  14. This looks delicious Biz! I love a good flank!!

  15. I am glad to be a visitor of this thoroughgoing blog, regards for this rare information!

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