Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Weekend Chef: Grilled London Broil With Soy-Mustard Sauce

A couple of weekends ago we had a Sunday where we weren't crazy busy with a gazillion things to do.  I thought it would be nice if my husband, The Weekend Chef, grilled a steak.  This was probably one of our last meals on the Weber Grill before it gets put away until next spring.  I had a london broil in the freezer, not a flank steak, but followed the original recipe otherwise, minus the cilantro, which we didn't have in the house (and I wasn't going to make a trip to the store, just for that!).  Normally, when we make london broil, we marinate it first.  I don't think we had ever prepared it this way before where we pre-season the meat a little bit and then have a sauce to dip it in after it's cooked.  Well, the kids LOVED the sauce!  My daughter loves steak and was really enjoying this.  Even my son, who normally finds steak to chewy and doesn't eat it, was eating this, making sure each nibble of steak we cut for him was drenched in sauce! The broccoli we served with this went in the sauce as well.  The sauce was easy and quick to make, which I made while my husband was grilling the meat.  I would definitely make this again, especially since the kids enjoyed it so much.

Pan Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard Sauce
recipe slightly adapted from For The Love of Cooking

1 lb flank steak
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp canola oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 tbsp water
3/4 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp 2% milk

Season both sides of the london broil with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Heat grill.  Once the grill is hot, place the london broil on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing across the grain.

While the steak is cooking prepare the sauce. Add the oil to a small pan over medium heat; add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 45 seconds. Add the soy sauce, Dijon mustard, water, and sugar to the pan. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbly. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk. Taste the sauce and add more water if it's too salty.

Serve the london broil with the sauce.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up.

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