Winter

Flank Steak with Feta Cheese and Garlic

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December  2, 2009
Author Notes

When I was growing up, my mom was one of the few moms in our circle who worked outside the home. Despite the fact that she had a full time job as a university professor and wrote three books before I went away to college, she always made a home cooked dinner that was delicious. I learned my basic cooking philosophy from her -- there is no such thing as being too busy to cook from scratch. Now that I'm a working mom (with no books, but a blog), I appreciate recipes like this one, which I got from her. It's flavorful, simple, and above all fast, and allows me to get dinner on the table after I get home from work with a minimum of stress. —Savour

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • To prepare the steak:
  • 1 flank steak, about 2-3 lbs.
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons crumbled dried rosemary
  • For the cheese topping:
  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Score the flank steak on both sides with a diamond pattern.
  2. Season steak with salt and pepper, rub in olive oil and rosemary and leave to marinate at least one hour.
  3. Preheat your broiler.
  4. Combine feta, garlic, rosemary, parsley and some freshly ground pepper. Thin to a spreadable consistency with milk.
  5. Broil flank steak for 3 minutes on 1 side. Flip and broil 1-2 minutes. (Times indicated are for a relatively thin flank steak cooked rare. I use the hand test to test doneness - I poke it and if it feels like the meaty part between my thumb and index finger it's about right.)
  6. Spread the feta mixture on top of the entire steak. Broil until bubbly.
  7. Let steak rest for a minute or two, then slice on the diagonal.

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