As a working mother, there’s one question I know my family’s going to ask when I walk in the door: “What’s for dinner?” That’s why my go-to cookbook is “Everyday Food: Great Food Fast” by Martha Stewart. With 250 recipes, there are tons of options for meals that are easy to make any night of the week.
Our family favorite is the flank steak—it’s amazing and really easy to make. Plus, it’s a great example of my belief that food doesn’t need to be overly fussed with to be delicious. Just seasoning the steak with some lime juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper turns it into a satisfying meal.
I’m always looking for easy yet healthy recipes for my family. What’s your go-to easy dinner recipe?
Here’s the recipe in case you can’t read it from my well-worn and earmarked copy-
FLANK STEAK WITH LIME MARINADE
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
vegetable oil, for grates
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, soy sauce, scallions, ginger, and the red pepper. Add the steak and seal the bag (place it in a dish to catch any leaks); marinate the steak in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for 30 minutes.
2. Heat the grill to high; lightly oil the grates. Remove the steak from the marinade, letting excess drip off (discard the marinade); season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill; cover. Cook, turning once, until the meat has reached the desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing thin. For the neatest, thinnest slices, use a long thin-bladed slicing or carving knife, and hold the meat in place with tongs as you work.