Flank Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Last weekend was the monthly potluck with the girls.  I was host for July which means I got to make the entree.  The theme for this month was “farmers’ market.”  Everyone had to make a dish from ingredients purchased at the local farmers’ market, though we made an exception for vegetables grown in your own garden.  We had a fantastic assortment of potato salad, fresh tomato bruschetta, corn salsa and berry shortcakes.  So good we almost didn’t need an entree.  Of course potluck is always a little about excess so having a flank steak from Greenway Beef put this meal over the top.

I love a flank steak.  It’s flavorful and tender and takes no time at all to cook.  The Clark’s at Greenway will tell you that pasture fed beef is best cooked at a lower temperature and for less time than commercially raised beef, including organic beef.  That’s good advice.  They’ll also tell you that it’s best without much on it.  That’s good advice too.  When the beef has a flavor this good you don’t want to cover it up. 

This sauce adds just a little something.  It’s green and citrusy and has just a little bite from the garlic and cayenne.  Yum.  And it’s beyond easy too.  Everything in the mini-chopper; pour it on the beef; put the beef on the grill.  Two to three minutes on each side.  Rest 10 minutes.  Slice and hope you get it on the platter before you eat it all.  That’s harder than it sounds.  Trust me.  You’ll want to lick the cutting board. 

Good? Greenway produces the best beef I’ve ever had, so yes.
Easy? Definitely
Good for company? The potluck girls seemed pretty pleased.
Special shopping? I really recommend pasture raised beef. Strongly.

Flank Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce


1 medium garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne


Put all the ingredients in a small food processor and process until chopped fine. Pour on beef. Grill 3 minutes on each side. Let rest before slicing. To have sauce for serving double the recipe above and save half for serving.


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