Jun 30
2009

Soy-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Soy-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

The dog days of summer have arrived.  For some, that is signified by the smell of grilling hot dogs and hamburgers.  For others, it’s the sound of the ice cream truck.  For me, it is the process of marinating and grilling a flank steak.  There is just something about it that urges me to shuck some corn, whip up some lemonade, and send the kids out into the sprinklers (okay, sometimes I like to join them, too).

Since I am such a salt hound, I prefer my flank steak to be marinated in some sort of soy sauce mixture.  That’s how I came up with this marinade.  I usually just eyeball the amounts, but I have done my best to estimate for this recipe.  Be careful not to marinate the flank steak for longer than 2 hours so that it does not become over-salted.  Yes, there is such a thing, even for my sodium-saturated taste buds.
Into a 9-inch by 13-inch dish, combine 1/2 cup soy sauce… 


1/4 cup rice vinegar…


3 tbp canola oil and 3 tbsp rice wine. Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the rice wine. I’m sure you can use your imaginations – big bottle, lots of liquid, label that says, “Rice wine”.


Add 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 2 tsp grated fresh ginger to the soy sauce mixture.



Whisk together.

Add a 1 1/2 pound flank steak to the marinade and turn the flank steak so that both sides are coated with the marinade.


Cover and refrigerate, and allow the flank steak to marinate for 1-2 hours.  Remove the flank steak from the fridge 20-30 minutes before grilling so that the steak comes to room temperature.

Preheat your barbecue to medium-high heat. Place the flank steak on the barbecue and cook it for about 7 minutes on each side, or until the flank steak is almost medium-rare. Remember, the internal temperature of the flank steak will rise an additional 5-10 degrees F after you remove it from the grill. Even if you are someone who typically likes your meat medium to well-done, I urge you to try it with a little more red in the center. It makes the difference between a steak that is somewhat satisfying and one that is juicy and flavorful.


Let the steak rest for 10 minutes so that the juices can be absorbed back into the steak. If you cut into the steak before it rests, the juices will run higgledy-piggledy onto your cutting board. More juices on your cutting board equals less juices in the steak. Thinly slice the flank across the grain and serve. When I made this last weekend, I served it over some spinach and cold peanut noodles. It was a delicious combination. 

More flank steak recipes:
A Dash of Sass’ Spinach & Flank Steak Salad
Soy-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak
1 1/2 pound flank steak
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp rice wine
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
Into a 9-inch by 13-inch dish, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, canola oil, rice wine, chopped garlic, and grated ginger.  Whisk together.
Add the flank steak to the marinade and turn the flank steak so that both sides are coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate, and allow the flank steak to marinate for 1-2 hours. Remove the flank steak from the fridge 20-30 minutes before grilling so that the steak comes to room temperature.
Preheat your barbecue to medium-high heat. Place the flank steak on the barbecue and cook it for about 7 minutes on each side, or until the flank steak is almost medium-rare.  Let the steak rest for 10 minutes so that the juices can be absorbed back into the steak.  Thinly slice the flank across the grain and serve.
Serves 4.
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1 Chef Fresco June 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Soy and ginger are two of our favorite ingredients – especially when thrown on a nice piece of steak! Looks delicious!

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2 VintageMixer June 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm

looks delicious! If you've never been to the Asian Food Store on 700 E 700 S you should check in out. They have the best prices on lot of the ingredients for this dish :) Thanks for the recipe

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3 foodcreate June 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Wow! Amazing dish looks so tasty ! I love the flavor or ginger and soysauce .

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4 Ruth June 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

That looks amazing! Love the marinade!

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5 Jenn June 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Soy, ginger and garlic are definitely a must have in kitchen ingredients. Looks awesome over the bed of noodles.

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6 Angie's Recipes June 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I like those beef slices…I actually like to serve the noodles cold with peanut/sesame dressing…and lots of greens, finally drizzle some chilli oil over to spice up the appetite…
Perfect for a hot day…

Angie's Recipes

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7 finsmom June 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Such a tasty way to use flank steak! Yum!

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8 Mathilde June 30, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Very interesting recipe, I love the ingredients you used, will try it soon!

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9 Tangled Noodle July 1, 2009 at 2:03 am

The marinade sounds simple and delicious! Look at that lovely meat grilling away – and it's even better on the noodles!

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10 Miranda July 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

First of all, this looks absolutely terrific.
But I also wanted to mention that I think it is wonderful to link other recipes using flank steak from other sites.
That is so great!
Take care!

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11 Cookin' Canuck July 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Thanks for all of the positive comments.

VintageMixer, I have been to that Asian store, but we also have the "China Market" in Sandy (on 9000 E., just west of State St.). The prices are so reasonable and the selection is really good.

Angie, the chili oil sounds like a great addition.

Miranda, I'm glad you like the links. We all love options, right?

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12 My Sensei July 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I am literally drooling! Asian fusion is a love of mine and this dish just puts 2 of my favorite dishes together – marinated steak and cold noodles. You have such innovative and mouth watering recipes on your site, I can get lost looking at all them!

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13 KrisKishere July 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Looks yummy and so juicy! Mmm :)

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14 Cynthia July 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Done! I'm so making this for dinner tonight. I'll let you know how it goes!

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