Sesame Flank Steaks with Grilled Green Onions

“Grilled flank steak with a wonderful Asian marinade! A friend from Minneapolis emailed me this recipe, knowing I would like it, and she was right! Prep time does not include 6 hour or overnight marinating time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1 1/2 lb) flank steaks, trimmed of all excess fat
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 12 cup toasted sesame oil, divided
  • cooking oil, for greasing grill
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Note)


  1. Place steaks in shallow nonreactive dish, which will hold them comfortably in a single layer.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce and 6 tablespoons of the sesame oil.
  3. Pour marinade over the meat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, turning several times.
  5. When ready to cook, lightly oil grill rack and arrange 5 inches from heat source.
  6. Cut off root ends and all but 4 inches from green stems of green onions.
  7. Place onions in shallow dish and brush all over with remaining 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil.
  8. Set aside.
  9. When grill is hot, remove steaks from marinade.
  10. Lightly pat dry with paper towels.
  11. Place steaks on grill and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  12. When done, place on platter and cover lossely with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  13. Grill green onions, turning them until slightly charred, 3 to 5 minutes.
  14. To serve, slice meat diagonally across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  15. Arrange meat and grilled onions on serving platter and season with salt to taste.
  16. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  17. Note: To toast sesame seeds, place them in medium skillet over medium heat.
  18. Toast, stirring, until seeds are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  19. Remove and cool.

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