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Flank Steak With Lemon Shallot Marinade

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“This is delicious! It uses Meyer lemons, which I love. If you cannot get Meyer lemons you can substitute 1-1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup fresh orange juice. I made sandwiches with the leftovers that my kids really enjoyed. I put a little garlic butter on a roll and broiled it a little. Then put thinly sliced pieces of steak on the roll, top with swiss cheese and broiled until melted. From the cookbook Food To Live By.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs flank steaks
  • 1 12 cups fresh meyer lemon juice
  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 6 medium sized shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. Pierce both sides of the flank steak all over with a fork; place meat in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag.
  2. Pour the lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk in the soy sauce. Add shallots; whisk in the sesame oil. Pour about 2/3 cup of the marinade inot a microwave-safe container and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Pour remaining marinade into the bag with the flank steak and seal, pressing out any excess air. Refrigerate the steak overnight; turning once or twice to distribute the marinade evenly.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the unused marinade.
  5. Grill or broil the steak until cooked to taste; about 3 to 4 minutes per side for rare.
  6. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Warm the reserved marinade in the microwave and place in a serving bowl.
  8. Cut steak against the grain into very thin slices.
  9. Serve with warmed marinade.

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