Dinner & a DVD always make for a nice Friday evening. But grilling dinner makes the difference between Friday and TGIF!
The DVD was Pride & Glory. Okay, but nothing to write home about. Dinner, on the other hand, was blogworthy. The menu? Grilled marinated flank steak, corn on the cob, and broccolini sautéed in butter & garlic.
With tough pieces of meat like flank steak, I like to use a marinade made of half a cup of lime juice mixed with half a cup of soy sauce. The flavor is tangy, and the lime juice breaks down the meat’s toughness. I allow two hours for the flank steak to marinate. Before putting the flank steak in the marinade I lightly scored it with a sharp knife on both sides to keep it from curling on the grill:
I shucked two ears of corn and wrapped them in foil. They went on the grill first. It took 15-20 minutes to cook the corn, turning the ears over with tongs halfway through. A few minutes after putting the corn on, it was time for the flank steak. For medium rare, plan on about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. These times are for a covered Weber charcoal kettle grill; if you’re using a hotter grill (and most grills, especially gas grills, cook a lot hotter), cut the times accordingly.
Once the flank steak was on the grill with the corn, I ran inside and sautéed some sliced garlic in butter in a small pan. I added the broccolini and sautéed it for about five minutes, flipping it once with a spatula:
To serve, I sliced the steak across the grain:
The movie was maybe worth three stars, but our five-star dinner pulled it up to four. Dinner & a DVD . . . yes, definitely a TGIF experience.