The Marinade of My Dreams
I did not plan on posting about this meal, I will admit, it really is not anything to rave about, but I wanted to share my marinade revelation. I had spent the morning debating ordering in dinner vs. going out. (Yep, I’m a planner) I couldn’t decide what to order in and then determined that I was not in the mood to get dressed up to go out for dinner so the only option was to cook something up.
I don’t normally eat red meat, but I had some flank steak on hand and I was not looking to cook up anything anything too intensive. Flank steak made the menu this night.
I came across a marinade that was easy. I had most of the ingredients on hand, others I substituted or added on my own. The marinade consisted of: Dijon mustard ( I only had Russian mustard, a bit on the sweeter side), garlic salt (too lazy to mince up some garlic cloves), soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, some Italian seasonings – rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, olive oil and my last minute addition, balsamic vinegar. The acidity of the lemon juice and vinegar help to tenderize the meat slightly.
I let the meat marinate for about 6 hours in a plastic bag and then into the oven to broil for a bit.
My sides – my fave carrots were back, and some whole wheat fusilli with some garlic soy spread. Nothing fancy.
My yummy dinner.
How delightful on my tastebuds was this marinade on the flank steak. An amazing balance of sweet and tangy on the tender slices of steak. Perhaps a bit on the rare side (I like it like that) but was it ever good! I just could not get enough, but I behaved and did not over indulge. The next time I decide to partake in some red meat, I will be sure to make this again I think. =)