Asian Sesame Marinated Flank Steak


Tonight’s dinner consisted of an Asian Sesame Marinated Flank Steak, sweet potato baked french fries and roasted brussels sprouts. This meat was so flavorful!  Let me tell you how I did it.  I put my flank steak (1-1/4 pound) into a shallow dish and sprinkled kosher salt and fresh ground pepper over both sides.  I sliced up two cloves of garlic and put this over the top of the steak.  I then poured one bottle of Asian Sesame Salad Dressing from Trader Joe’s over the steak, covered it with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for a couple hours.

For my sweet potato fries, I cut up about four small sweet potatoes into thin strips, put them on a baking sheet and sprinkled kosher salt on them.  In a measuring cup, I mixed together 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Soyaki (which is a teriyaki sauce marinade), 2 teaspoons jarred, minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.  I whisked this together and added one tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro and whisked again before pouring this mixture over the potatoes.  I baked the sweet potato fries at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, turning them after 20 minutes.

On the brussels sprouts, I drizzled olive oil and sprinkled kosher salt and fresh ground pepper over them. I put the brussels sprouts in the oven at 425 degrees (along with the sweet potato fries) and roasted them for 15 minutes.  They turned out fantastic, with just the right amount of crunch.


Until next time, Kris

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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