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FROM READERS: Lime-marinated flank steak

By CHRISTA DEMARKE/MISSOURIAN READER
June 19, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. CDT
Christa DeMarke's summer goal is to grill more. One of her first recipes she tried out was this lime-marinated flank steak.

Christa DeMarke is the creator and author of c. jane create, a lifestyle blog updated (almost) daily with recipes, creative crafting, DIY projects, sewing, inspiration and sometimes just personal stories. This story was originally posted on her blog

We've decided to take on grilling this summer. Or, I decided and am dragging Steven along with me. :) It's sort of a challenge for us to grill. We choose to store our grill and supplies in the garage and have to drag them around the house any time we want to use them, which deters us from grilling very often.

Well, we're going to suck it up and grill at least once a week this summer. We grilled twice last weekend! On Saturday we did some burgers and brats, and on Sunday we made a yummy lime marinated flank steak. So yummy that I forgot to take real pictures. You'll have to accept the phone pics.

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I've been wanting to attempt grilling different kinds of meats using different rubs or marinades. Here is my first go and I must say, that steak was mighty tasty. Super juicy and really flavorful. I was surprised it picked up so much of the marinade flavor.

Lime Marinade:

Note: Our steak was on the smaller side since there were only two of us. If you have a larger flank steak, you might need to double the marinade.

I whisked all the ingredients together and poured them over the flank steak, then popped it in the fridge for about an hour. I did turn the steak once, about halfway through. 

We got our grill nice and hot and let it cook about five minutes on each side. Remember to adjust cooking time if you have a larger or thicker steak. I let the steak rest on a plate for five to ten minutes, then transferred it to a cutting board to slice.

When I returned the meat to the plate, I poured the juices that had collected back over the meat. Serve it with your favorite sides. We had some fruit salad and zucchini with ours.

So we conquered flank steak. I think we're going to try a pizza next...

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