Vietnamese Flank Steak With Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Vietnamese Flank Steak with Asian Cucumber Salad

Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

The marinade is a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce called Nuoc Cham. It consists of mostly common pantry staples, so you'll likely only need to buy fresh limes and fresh jalapeños.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Broil

Ingredients

FLANK STEAK MARINADE

1/4 c
fish sauce
1 Tbsp
packed lime zest
1/3 c
fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 large
jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced
1 1/2 lb
beef flank steak
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds, for garnish

CUCUMBER SALAD

1 small
seedless english cucumber, thinly sliced
1 bunch
radishes, thinly sliced
4
scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
1 tsp
peanut oil
1/2 tsp
rice wine vinegar
2 or 3 sprig(s)
fresh mint or cilantro, for garnish

RECOMMENDED SIDE DISHES

cooked white rice or cooked rice noodles, for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, lime zest, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic and jalapeño. Pour 1/2 of the mixture over the flank steak and let marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes (or refrigerate for up to 24 hours. If refrigerated, let meat rest on counter 15 to 20 minutes, to come to room temperature, before cooking.)
2
Pat steak dry with paper towels. Preheat broiler or outdoor grill.

If grilling, grill steak on hot grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side or done to taste.

If broiling, heat a 10-inch oven-proof cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. Add steak and sear meat in hot skillet for 2 minutes. Turn steak and transfer skillet to oven and broil for 3 minutes per side for rare (or longer for medium or well-done steak).
3
Transfer steak to cutting board, cover with foil, and let rest 10 minutes.
4
While steak is resting, prepare Cucumber Salad. Combine the cucumber, radishes, scallions, peanut oil and rice vinegar, and pour over salad. Add just enough of the marinade sauce to coat vegetables, and toss gently.
5
Thinly slice steak and arrange beef slices over cooked rice or cooked noodles. Sprinkle sesame seeds over steak slices. Top with cucumber salad, and garnish salad with fresh mint and/or cilantro leaves. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Vietnamese