Thursday, January 27, 2011

Orange BBQ Flank Steak with Goat Cheese & Fresh Herbs

You wouldn't believe how quick this is to make. The active time on this recipe is about 20 minutes! I would allow time for the steak to sit on the counter for at least 20 minutes before you grill it. This will get the chill out of the meat so it cooks evenly and faster.  I marinated the steak the night before so it would be full of flavor. The sweet orange bbq sauce pairs beautifully with the tangy-ness of the goat cheese. I definitely surprised myself with this one and it was a big hit with the hubby! (any kind of steak usually is :) ) I served this dish with stuffed sweet potatoes.

Orange BBQ Flank Steak with Goat Cheese & Fresh Herbs
by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
yields 4 servings
1 flank steak
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley 
juice of 1 orange (3 oranges total-see below)
salt & pepper


For the Marinade
1 cup of your favorite plain bbq sauce
juice of 2 med to large oranges
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed


The night before-remove any fat from steak and season both sides with salt and pepper. Mix marinade ingredients together and coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


The day of-remove steak from fridge and let sit on counter for at least 20 minutes. Chop parsley and set aside.  Heat grill or grill pan to med-hi heat.  If using a grill pan, spray pan heavily with non-stick cooking spray. Once pan is nice and hot, add steak and cook 5 minutes on each side for medium, depending on how thick your cut is.  Flank steak is thicker on one end then it is on the other.  So keep in mind that you will have a variety cooking temperatures.  Let steak rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.  Cut flank steak against it's grain into thin slices. Top with goat cheese and fresh herbs.  Squeeze juice from the orange over the steak before serving. e.d.bm! :)


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1 comment:

something_good said...

Sabrina, nice to meet you (thanks for the add on Foodbuzz). Excellent recipe; I like goat cheese so much and it's true it pairs well with orange flavored sauces.

 

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