Alice McGinty's London Broil
- 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. flank stead, 1 inch thick
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp. gin
- 1 tsp. coaresly ground black pepper
How to Make Alice McGinty's London Broil
- 1Rinse steak under running water, pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
- 2To make marinade, mix olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, wine vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, gin, and black pepper in a large nonreactive stainless steel or glass bowl. Put steak in heavy duty plastic bag, add marinade and close securely.Put sealed bag in nonreactive glass dish in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Shake and turn bag at least three times while steak is marinating.
- 3Set oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Set oven temperature to broil. Line metal baking pan with foil. If using an outdoor grill, follow manufacture's instructions for heating.
- 4Remove steak from plastic bag and place on prepared pan or grill. Brush steak on both sides with marinade and discard marinade. Broil or grill for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove steak from oven or grill and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes. Carve against the grain into thin slices and serve.Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.
- 5London Broil should not be cooked to well done. it will be too dry. Carving against the grain means carving on the diagonal. London Broil does not refer to a cut of beef. it refers to a method of cooling. (Didn't know that either). Serves 4