Delicious Maple-Soy Marinade for Flank Steak

Diva Entertains Flank Steak

Flank Steak was meant for marinades.  A rather tough but incredibly flavorful meat – it benefits greatly from some time in a marinade.  I usually prepare my marinade the night before and let the steak soak it up overnight, however, it will still benefit if it only marinates for 20 minutes.  This recipe will follow the latter.

The secret to enjoying a great and tender piece of flank steak is to cut it thinly and cut against the grain.  Cutting the meat with the grain will result in a stringy, very tough piece of meat.  Also, flank steaks cooks in a matter of minutes so start off with about 4-5 minutes per side until you find the perfect timing/level of doneness for your taste. You can cook it on the grill or inside using your oven’s broiler.

This recipe has a little bit of everything: Asian flavors from the (reduced-sodium) soy sauce, sesame oil, and hot chili sauce and sweetness from pure maple syrup.


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  1. Never used maple with the soy marinade, what a nice touch!

    I love flank steak, perfect for weeknights…..

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  1. […] Flank steak, once cooked, needs to be sliced thinly and across the grain, otherwise it will be very tough.  I explain and show how to do this in my Maple-Soy Marinade for Flank Steak. […]

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