Monday, June 13, 2011
Secret Recipe Club: Creative Culinary's Grapefruit, Ginger & Honey Flank Steak
After doing my usual stumbling of food blogs one day, I came across a link for the Secret Recipe Club. It's a group of bloggers that post a recipe from an assigned food blog every month. The idea is genius! #1, you get to discover someone new each month. And #2, someone gets assigned your blog, so you get to see your recipes done their way. It's win-win! To find out more, visit here.
So I decided to join last month and this month would be my first post. I received the blog Creative Culinary for my assignment. I'd never been to this blog before, but I knew it was somewhere that I'd be back to again and again. It was so hard to choose a recipe - because they all looked so good! Then I came across the Grapefruit, Ginger, & Honey Flank Steak. I knew it would be a hit just from the name. So that was my chosen recipe!
Adapted from Creative Culinary's recipe
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice from 1 orange (I mistakenly bought a giant orange instead of a grapefruit - apparently I wasn't reading the tags correctly, hehe)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
about 1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs. skirt steak (I already had some skirt steak in the freezer, so I used it instead of flank)
In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, ginger, coriander, salt, and pepper.
Lightly score the skirt steak both horizontally and vertically on both sides.
Add skirt steak to a resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
Light a charcoal grill under medium high heat. Grill skirt steak for about 5 minutes per side for a good medium rare.
Let steak rest for about 5 minutes and slice against the grain.
I really enjoyed this meal and thought it was the perfect weeknight meal! It was one of those things you could just throw together in the morning for the marinade, come home from work, and within 30 minutes, you've got dinner! I'll definitely be back to Creative Culinary's blog for more fantastic recipes like this! So if you haven't stopped by there, you really should - and check out the other Secret Recipe Club members too!
If you're interested in joining, head on over here. Hopefully I'll see you guys next month!!