If you’re a fan of steaks, then you’re going to want to try out this Admiral Risty Flank Steak Recipe! There’s no denying that steak is an exceptionally delicious meal choice, and this recipe fits into that category.
What Is A Flank Steak?
Truthfully, a flank steak is not the most impressive cut of meat. Please don’t let its humble appearance fool you into thinking that it isn’t a wonderful choice for your next meal!
The plump and tender meat of the flank steak is perfect for grilling. But it’s also delicious cooked in a wide variety of dishes like stir-fries, soups, and stews. Traditionally, flank steaks are grilled over indirect heat in order to retain as much moisture as possible.
Types Of Strategies For Cooking A Flank Steak
There are two primary strategies for cooking a flank steak. The first is to cook it quickly over high heat so that the exterior is seared and browned while the interior remains juicy and somewhat rare.
The other strategy involves cooking it over low heat and then letting the meat rest before serving. This allows the meat to gently finish cooking without losing any of its juices.
The Advantages Of Cooking Flank Steak
Whatever style you choose to cook your flank steak in, there are clearly some distinct advantages associated with this cut of meat.
First of all, it’s a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. Several good steak recipes are available in this article, but they are not as wallet-friendly as this recipe!
Secondly, its relatively lean muscle has a lower fat content which means that it doesn’t require much time to cook. In addition, flank steak is also one of the least expensive cuts for the most tender and tastiest taste!
Thirdly, the flavor of flank steak is unlike any other food. You can really taste the difference between this cut and the more popular rib and sirloin steaks.
Finally, the mild flavor of flank steak makes it a great choice for cooking at home. You can easily use your slow cooker or grill to prepare this delicious meal that everyone will absolutely love!
Preparation: Seasoning The Flank Steak
Ideally, you should allow a flank steak to rest in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour before cooking it. The meat should be between 32 and 40 degrees F (0 and 4 degrees C) when it’s cooked. If you don’t have access to a fridge, place your flank steak on the countertop and allow at least 30 minutes for the meat to come up to room temperature.
The main reason why you want to bring your steak up to room temperature is that it ensures even cooking. When cooked properly, the meat will be a deep red in color and juicy when you cut into it.
Admiral Risty Flank Steak Recipe
You’ve likely heard it before, but it bears repeating: a flank steak is best when cooked over an open flame.
It’s difficult to explain just how great of a cut of meat this is without having you taste it. But we’ll try anyway!
We recommend that you cook your flank steak over an open flame in your grill or on your stovetop. It’s important to cook over high heat for the most tender, juicy, and flavorful results.
Instead of the traditional method of grilling, we recommend grilling your flank steak over indirect heat. This can be done by turning down the heat in your grill or stove to medium-low.
Allow the steak to cook for about 15 minutes with only a few minutes of color on the surface, and then remove it from the heat. Continue cooking until you get that beautiful, juicy shade of red on your flank steak, and all other signs of cooking have disappeared.
This is a great way to cook your flank steak at home. But if you want to make this recipe a step further, then give this alternate recipe for cooking the flank steak on the grill a try!
Ingredients And Substitutions
Since you are probably already aware of this, we’ll apologize in advance for the long list of ingredients necessary for preparing this flank steak recipe.
- 2 tablespoons of fresh minced garlic.
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
- 1/4 cup of olive oil.
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar.
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper.
- 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash seasoning salt with herbs and spices or another favorite salt blend.
- Any other favorite spices can be added as well if desired.
Steps For Making The Sauce
Add all of the aforementioned ingredients for making the sauce together in a bowl and mix thoroughly (we recommend using a whisk).
Preparation: Making The Sauce
Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce. Allow the sauce to sit for about 30 minutes. The longer the sauce sits on the meat, the better it will taste.
Steps For Cooking
Prepare a pan with a little bit of olive oil and place your flank steak in the pan. Preheat the grill to medium-high (or if you’re cooking stovetop, set your stove to medium-high). Cook for about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.
During the last two minutes of cooking, add the sauce to the pan you are cooking your steak in and reduce the heat to low. The sauce can be brushed on the steak during the last two minutes of cooking.
Allow the steak to rest for about 15 minutes before you serve it, and enjoy!
How To Serve And Enjoy Your Steak?
Slice the flank steak into thin slices and place it on a plate. Add a dollop of sour cream, some really good ol’ potatoes, some of that delicious sauce, and a few green onions if you want to fancy it up a little bit (we didn’t).
Thanks for checking out our recipe for grilled flank steak. This dish is perfect for the weekend or anytime you have free time. You’ll be amazed at how simple and inexpensive it is to make.
Flank steak is readily available in most grocery stores, and it’s one of the least expensive cuts around. This recipe certainly isn’t designed to win any gourmet awards, but who cares?
You get what you pay for, and this flank steak recipe will certainly satisfy your craving! What is more, the easy instructions and the delicious taste are hard to beat.
So toss out all of your preconceived notions about this cut of meat and try it out for yourself. We’re confident that you will love it, as do many others around the world!