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Anchovy Marinated Flank Steak

August 21, 2019
1 Ratings
Photo by What We Eat Gals
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

Anchovies are life. It's that secret ingredient that gives any dish an umami-like taste that will keep your guests wondering how you did it. In this recipe, we marinate steak with the classic ingredients of garlic and rosemary - but with a twist that will keep you (and everyone else) wanting more. —What We Eat Gals

What You'll Need
  • 3 anchovies, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest + juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1.5 pounds flank steak, or your favorite cut
  • salt and cracked pepper, to taste
  1. Make the marinade: Whisk the lemon zest and juice, minced anchovies, minced rosemary, freshly cracked pepper, minced garlic and olive oil together. Generously salt the flank steak and place it in a resealable bag. Pour over the marinade and let it do it's work for a minimum of 2 hours in the refrigerator, better yet overnight.
  2. Grill the steak: When you are ready to cook the steak, heat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the meat from the marinade and pat dry with a paper towel. Discard the marinade. Brush the grill with olive oil and transfer the steak to the grill and cook, covered, until it reaches the desired doneness, about 4-6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain. Enjoy!

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1 Review

twinjadojo February 10, 2020
This is SO good! Make this immediately! I broiled it, and so the only thing missing was a good, carmelized crust (I find I can’t get this under the broiler without a sugar in the marinade; ymmv). I marinaded it for about 3 hours, and got meltingly tender steak with zingy taste. We had it with crispy smashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. The Twinjas were entranced! Awesome weeknight meal for effusive raves (eg “You should open a restaurant, Momuchkah!)