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Easy Grilling: Jamaican Spiced Flank Steak

July 21, 2011

I do a lot of grilling in the summer, but honestly, I am grilling year-round. Every year, I work on so many grilling recipe projects for food clients, magazines and cookbooks, and my kids love almost anything that is cooked on the grill. Flank steak is always on the top of my list, and I love this Jamaican Flank Steak recipe. The marinade is really fabulous, made with orange juice, lime juice, fresh ginger, brown sugar, pepper and cinnamon. One of my friends tried it, and she told me she only cooks flank steak this way now. Serve this with a tossed salad, fresh fruit or grilled asparagus, and dinner is fresh, healthy and simple.

Jamaican Spiced Flank Steak

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons peeled, grated ginger-root
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (2-pound) flank steak
Preparation
1. For the marinade, in a medium bowl combine orange juice, lime juice, ginger, brown sugar, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag; pour marinade over steak. Seal bag; refrigerate 2 hours to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

2. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F). Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grill. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Remove from grill; let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally against the grain into thin slices, and serve.



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14 Responses to “Easy Grilling: Jamaican Spiced Flank Steak”
Heather says:
July, 21 2011at 01:48 pm
This looks like a great flavor combination. I can't wait to try it
Carolyn says:
July, 21 2011at 01:50 pm
Great looking healthy recipe! I can always count on your for them
marla says:
July, 23 2011at 08:14 am
Jamaican spice is a favorite over here too. Looks great Alison :)
Nancy says:
July, 21 2011at 01:52 pm
Using citrus and cinnamon sounds really delish on this. This goes on our weekend lake menu this weekend.
July, 21 2011at 02:03 pm
I love citrus flavors with steak! The sharpness really cuts the rich beef flavor. I really love cold steak sandwiches the next day. Your dish looks fantastic!
Eric says:
July, 21 2011at 02:08 pm
This one has my name on it. Thanks Alison!
Aggie says:
July, 21 2011at 03:36 pm
That marinade sounds amazing!!
July, 21 2011at 04:49 pm
Delicious and very flavorful combination. The sliced steak looks perfect
Jeanette says:
July, 21 2011at 10:12 pm
What a nice marinade - love the citrus and spices!
Carolyn says:
July, 22 2011at 06:10 am
Ooo, this looks great. Love the flavours in it, and if it's easy to throw together, I am all for it!
July, 23 2011at 09:44 am
oh this is lovely. I love love citrus marinades like this one. And ginger? I can't live without it!
July, 26 2011at 02:50 pm
i've been looking around for a new flank steak recipe + i think this might just be the one! will definitely be trying it this week. =)
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