Friday Recipe

It’s simple and tasty and goes great with french fries. It’s…

Emergency Flank Steak

You’ll need:

A Flank steak
About a half cup or so of cooking oil
3 or 4 or 5 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons or more of Worcestershire sauce
The juice of a lemon
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
A splash of red wine vinegar
1 gallon-size freezer bag


If you’ve got a Cuisinart MiniPrep ($30 or $40 at Amazon), dump everything in there but the steak and give it a good whirl. If not, just use a blender.

Get the flank steak into the Ziploc, and pour the marinade over it. Force out the air by hand, or close the bag around a straw and suck it out.

Put the freezer bag in the freezer and forget about it – until a half day before you’re craving some tasty flank steak. After it’s been completely thawed for at least an hour, throw it on the grill for three-to-five minutes on each side. Then slice thin and on the bias.

Serve with the simplest salad you can think of, a pile of fries, and a big, dumb Zinfandel.

NOTE: We go to Sam’s Club and buy four flank steaks at a time. Quadruple the marinade recipe, and portion it out with the steaks into four separate freezer bags. Of course, we suffer a lot of flank steak emergencies.


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