Tequila-Lime Flank Steak with Grilled Scallions

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imageThis is a really delicious steak that is a go-to dish all summer long in our home and perfect for Memorial Day weekend.   Skirt Steak or flank steak can be used for this tasty marinade.  The steak needs to marinade at least 3 hours or overnight so plan ahead.   The marinade will tenderize the meat and impart great flavor.  The steak can be sliced for fajitas with the usual fixings(guacamole, salsa, sautéed peppers and onions) or served with your favorite side dishes for a cookout steak dinner. I hope this will become a staple of your grilling season too!  Left-overs, as if there will be any, are great in a sandwhich the next day.

TEQUILA LIME FLANK STEAK MARINADE(adapted from Sara Foster’s Fresh Everyday Cookbook)  serves 8

4 T tequila

2 T Worcestershire sauce

2 T light soy sauce

2 jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded and minced

4 scallions minced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 T brown sugar

2 t freshly  ground black pepper

3 lbs flank or skirt steak

2 t sea salt, or more to taste

2 limes, cut into wedges

Mix the tequila, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, jalapeno, scallions, garlic, brown sugar, and pepper together in a small bowl.  Place the steak in a shallow dish or a marinading bag and pour the marinade over it.  Coat the meat completely with the marinade and place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.  Remove the steak from the marinade and salt and pepper the meat on both sides.  Heat up your grill. Grill the steak 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare temperature.  Remove the steak and tent in foil to let the meat rest for another 5 minutes.  Slice on the diagonal and serve with the lime wedges on the side, sizzling hot.image image image

GRILLED SCALLIONS

2 bunches of scallions, trimmed

1/4 c olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Brush the scallions with oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  While you are grilling the flank steak, toss them on the grill, for a couple of minites, turning occasionally to prevent from burning.   Serve along with the steak.  If you love onions and you’ve never tried grilled scallions, you will be amazed at what a tasty addition these make to grilled meats.  Love ’em!

Happy Memorial Day!