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Flank steak with soy lime reduction

This recipe is part of our Cook Once Eat Twice collection. Make this recipe tonight and then tomorrow make Citrus beef on zucchini ribbons with the leftovers.
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
Sliced flank steak on wooden cutting board
8 servings / 12 hours 15 min

Prep 12 hours / Cook 15 min

Ingredients
  • 2 lb (1 kg) flank steak 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light soy sauce 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh lime juice 
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil, divided 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried pepper flakes 
Directions
  1. Place beef in a large, resealable plastic bag and set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, vinegar, sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil, garlic powder, and pepper flakes. Whisk until well blended. Reserve half of mixture (about 1/2 cup/125 mL) and pour the remaining half over the beef and seal bag; toss back and forth to coat beef. Refrigerate overnight or up to 48 hours, if desired, turning occasionally. 
  3. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Heat remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef 5–6 minutes on each side or until very pink in centre. (Do not overcook or it will be tough.) Place on a cutting board and let stand 5 minutes. 
  4. Pour reserved marinade into the pan residue in skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup (50 mL), scraping bottom and sides of skillet. (The sauce consistency will be very thick.) 
  5. Cook Once Eat Twice: Reserve half of the sauce (about 2 tbsp/25 mL) and half of the beef in separate containers for Citrus beef on zucchini ribbons. Cool and refrigerate. 
  6. To serve, thinly slice remaining beef against the grain and drizzle with remaining sauce (about 2 tbsp/25 mL). 
     
Nutritional  info per serving 

Serving size: 3 oz (90 g) cooked beef and 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) sauce 

  • Calories 110
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total Fat 5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Carbohydrates 3 g
    Fibre 0 g
    Sugars 2 g
    Added Sugar 2 g
  • Sodium 180 mg
  • Potassium 204 mg