sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by sfprankster, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Snuck out on my lunch break and found some great lookin' flank steaks... 

    ...although we never knew each other, they were callin' my name... [​IMG]

    ...I just couldn't resist the siren's call and picked one up to toss onto my trusty and dusty kettle for a quick 'n easy dinner... 

    Flank Steak Salad

    Part Un

    Unwrapped, untouched by fire and lookin' good... [​IMG]


    ...keepin' it simple to let the flank steak's flavor shine through...

    ...today's star's of the marinade... [​IMG]

    ...crushed, fresh garlic, fresh picked thyme from the garden, evoo, fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste... 

      


    ...after a receiving a massage every hour for the past three hours...


    Stay tuned for Part Deux of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad. [​IMG]
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :popcorn:
     
  3. Today's fast and furious fire brought to you by the fine folks at Lazzari mesquite lump charcoal and Brinkman's overly dry cherry chunks... [​IMG]

      
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  4. While our fire is getting up to temperature... [​IMG]

    Homemade Croutons(the easy version)

    Cube some day old sourdough bread, drizzle with garlic infused evoo ...

    ..add a little crushed, dried thyme and fresh ground black pepper..

    ...and into the toaster for some homemade croutons... [​IMG]


    ...if you want to get a little more decadent, grate some parmigiano reggiano onto the croutons when they are hot out of the toaster...

    ...but again, I'm keepin' it simple, to let the flank steak be the star on tonight's menu... [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  5. sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad

    Part Deux


    Coals hot and ready for action on my modded kettle(22" charcoal grate to raise the charcoal closer to the cooking grate)...

      

    ...and onto a 500+ degree cooking grate... 

     

    ...peeking out from under the kettle's dome...


    ...first side seared...


    ...pulled after 8 minutes of fast and furious searing and allowed to rest...


    Stay tuned for Part Trois of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad... [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  6. sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad 

    Part Trois

    Building the salad

    It all starts at my local farmer's market. The choices seem endless and best of all, vary from week to week... [​IMG]

    First layer is some organic romaine lettuce, torn, not cut, for the crunch and crispness...

    ...a few tomato wedges around the outside for color...


    ...avocado and a wee bit of shredded emmenthaler cheese...


    ...added a few homemade croutons...


    ...a light drizzle of a homemade honey mustard dressing...

      

    ...and we're almost done... [​IMG]

    Stay tuned for Part Quatre of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad... [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  7. sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak Salad

    Part Quatre

    And now we return to our regular programming... [​IMG]

    The flank steak

    The star of tonight's menu has been rested and is ready to be sliced and served... [​IMG]

    Last seen, the flank steak was resting comfortably on a platter...


    ...first couple of slices across the grain reveals the desired finish of a rare flank steak...

    ...and the chef's treat... [​IMG]

      

    ...piled high onto the salad and ready to eat... [​IMG]


    ...served with a soon to be released red table wine from a friend's winery...


    ...and for dessert, fresh watermelon wedges...


    That's all folks!!! [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  8. Great looking meal!! I like the salad idea. Also great post and commentary!
     
  9. Thanx!!

    I try to keep the threads entertaining and humorous... [​IMG]
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking steak!

    POINTS!
     
  11. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking salad! Flank is one of my faves and that watermelon looks amazing!
     
  12. Thanx!!
    Thanx!!

    Flank steak is one of my favorites too. Great flavor and it's quick 'n easy to cook!!

    Watermelon was a mini for a buck($1). Deal of the day at the farmer's market yesterday. Now I wish I had gotten more. 

    Fun to run the watermelon through a blender with a little water, freeze for a couple of hours and add a wee bit of vodka for an adult slush. [​IMG]
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin meal ! Thumbs Up
     
  14. Thanx!!!

    Round Two of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak

    ...hmmmmm...

    ...what to do with leftover flank steak... 

    Mushroom scramble and flank steak

    ...sliced crimini mushrooms sauteed to a golden brown in unsalted butter...

      

      

    ...eggs whipped with heavy cream, fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste...

      

    ...poured over the sauteed mushrooms and stirred constantly until set...

      

    ...sliced flank steak added into the hot pan for a quick heat through...


    ...my mushroom scramble and flank steak for breakfast...

    ...in less than 10 minutes... [​IMG]


    ...and this concludes Round Two of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak

    Longer to take pics and post them than to make 'n eat... [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  15. Round three of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak... [​IMG]

    Flank Steak Fajitas

    Begin with a selection of peppers, onions and garlic...

    ...can't be too hot and spicy or my gf will not eat them...

    ...a red bell, a green bell and a hatch pepper... [​IMG]

    ...too short on time to fire up the kettle to fire roast the peppers...

    ...so the gas stove top will have to work... [​IMG]

      
      

    ...place the peppers into a bowl and cover with stretch wrap and let steam...


    ...remove the skin, seeds and pith, cut into strips and set aside...


    ......chop the onion and garlic and saute until cooked through and set aside...

      

    ...in a dry pan, toast some cumin and coriander until fragrant, grind or crush into a powder with mexican oregano...

    ...this is where you can make the fajitas HOT 'n SPICY with the addition of various chili powders... [​IMG]

      

    ...slice the flank steak into thin srips, across the grain, and add into a hot pan with a small amount of evoo and the spice mixture...

    ...heat until warmed through...


    ...assemble onto warmed flour tortillas with a little sour cream and avocado(or whatever you like)...


    ...wrap and enjoy!!! [​IMG]

    ...and this concludes Round Three of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  16. All of that looks awesome... nice post layout as well.
     
  17. Thanx!!

    Just having fun and attempting to be a little creative with different meal ideas for my leftovers... [​IMG]  

    ...still have enough flank steak for one last meal... [​IMG]

    ...stay tuned for Round Four of sfprankster's (mis)adventures with a Flamin' Hot Flank Steak [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015

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