Thursday, September 12, 2013

{Recipe} ~ Grilled Flank Steak & Sweet Tea Spritzer

My parents were hosting Supper Club at their house a few weeks ago, and I happily obliged when my mom asked me to help her out with the menu. While it's hard to fix a main course for 12 people, I figured flank steak on the grill would be the perfect way to feed a crowd! Other couples brought the side dishes (broccoli salad and potato salad) and everything worked perfectly together!

This might be a little too late in the year to be posting such a "summery" recipe, but heck, it's still 90 degrees out here so you might as well fire up that grill! Don't miss the cocktail recipe below, either!

Grilled Molasses Flank Steak with Watermelon Salsa
from Southern Living

Ingredients

For the Marinade
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1 (2-lb.) flank steak

For the Watermelon Salsa
1 cup diced unpeeled nectarine
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. grated fresh giner
2 cups seeded and diced watermelon
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup diced red onion

Directions

1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 2-gallon ziplock bag; squeeze bag to combine. Add steak; seal bag, and chill 4 to 12 hours. Remove steak from marinade discarding marinade.

2. Preheat grill to 400 - 450 degrees. Grill steak, covered with grill lid, 9 minutes on each side. Remove from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. To make the salsa, stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Add watermelon and next 2 ingredients, and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 24 hours.

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Sweet Tea Spritzer
from Southern Living
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup sweet tea-flavored vodka
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
5 cups ice cubes
1 (12-oz.) can lemon-lime soft drink

Stir together cranberry juice, vodka, and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Stir in ice cubes, and top with lemon-lime soft drink. Gently stir and serve immediately.


1 comment:

Nichole said...

Yummy! This looks simple, fresh, and delish.