Monday, June 13, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: Creative Culinary's Grapefruit, Ginger & Honey Flank Steak


After doing my usual stumbling of food blogs one day, I came across a link for the Secret Recipe Club.  It's a group of bloggers that post a recipe from an assigned food blog every month.  The idea is genius!  #1, you get to discover someone new each month.  And #2, someone gets assigned your blog, so you get to see your recipes done their way.  It's win-win!  To find out more, visit here.

So I decided to join last month and this month would be my first post.  I received the blog Creative Culinary for my assignment.  I'd never been to this blog before, but I knew it was somewhere that I'd be back to again and again.  It was so hard to choose a recipe - because they all looked so good!  Then I came across the Grapefruit, Ginger, & Honey Flank Steak.  I knew it would be a hit just from the name.  So that was my chosen recipe!

Ingredients:
Adapted from Creative Culinary's recipe


2 tablespoons olive oil
juice from 1 orange (I mistakenly bought a giant orange instead of a grapefruit - apparently I wasn't reading the tags correctly, hehe)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
about 1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs. skirt steak (I already had some skirt steak in the freezer, so I used it instead of flank)

In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, ginger, coriander, salt, and pepper.

Lightly score the skirt steak both horizontally and vertically on both sides.

Add skirt steak to a resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Light a charcoal grill under medium high heat.  Grill skirt steak for about 5 minutes per side for a good medium rare.

Let steak rest for about 5 minutes and slice against the grain.


I really enjoyed this meal and thought it was the perfect weeknight meal!  It was one of those things you could just throw together in the morning for the marinade, come home from work, and within 30 minutes, you've got dinner!  I'll definitely be back to Creative Culinary's blog for more fantastic recipes like this!  So if you haven't stopped by there, you really should - and check out the other Secret Recipe Club members too!


If you're interested in joining, head on over here.  Hopefully I'll see you guys next month!!



38 comments:

  1. This flank steak would be great over a salad. Fun to be in the Secret Recipe club with you :)

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  2. What a great idea, I am definitely going to look into it!

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  3. That steak looks like it is cooked to perfection yum yum Diane

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  4. That's a really interesting combo of flavors. Great post!

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  5. I'll be the citrus really does a great job. Wow. Looks excellent!

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  6. The photograph is just beautiful! My husband would LOVE this meal...flank steak is his favorite!

    -Emily
    http://ordinaryarts.wordpress.com/

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  7. Grapefruit and ginger - what a wonderful combination.

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  8. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. If nothing else this recipe got me away from thinking all lemon all the time when it comes to marinating flank steak; next I'll be trying orange! Thanks for doing such a great job.

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  9. Love the flavors in the name... yummy! They must ebe incredible together! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  10. Your flank steak looks so tender and excellent!

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  11. What great flavors! This sounds like some fantastic steak! :)

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  12. What a great idea! I may join in July when I return from vacation!

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  13. It looks good , as usual :-) Fun way to try out new recipes and to find new blogs. I have joined too....

    /Birthe

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  14. Sounds fun! And delicious sounding recipe. Suddenly, I want meat for dinner!

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  15. What a cool idea! And you got a pretty spectacular looking steak out of it, too!

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  16. delicious combination of flavours

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  17. That sounds like a really different marinade--will try it next time we have steak :)

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  18. What awesome flavors! I am always looking for new marinades for flank steak.

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  19. What a great combination of flavors! Just had skirt steak last night and this would have been perfect. Delish!!

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  20. I'm enjoying my first month in the Secret Recipe Club and checking out all the blogs and recipes and your steak looks perfect and delicious.

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  21. It certainly sounds like a winner. We are not eating much meat but this would certainly tempt me.

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  22. The steak looks delicious! I love the combination of flavors! I think I need to join this club. :)

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  23. What an innovative combination to cook a steak! I love this nice and fruity idea, it is so different from the usual salt and pepper!

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  24. Grapefruit, Ginger and honey is such an interesting flavor combo and I need to try this on my next steak meal too. So glad that you're enjoying the Club, because so am I!

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  25. Ohh that sounds like a fun idea! I love the combination of flavors in this recipe! Great choice of recipe Peggy! :-)

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  26. Even just the words, grapefruit, ginger & honey are making my mouth water! This looks super and fab choice. Now, this club sounds interesting!

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  27. What an interesting flavor combo. I would love to try this the next time steak is on the menu. I too am loving being a part of the Secret Recipe Club and in such good company.

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  28. That is a really interesting recipe! I really really like it!

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  29. My first month, too! You found a fabulous recipe...I'd love to use this marinade on a flank steak very soon...mmmmmmmm. SO wonderful on a charcoal grill~

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  30. Really love the idea of cooking beef with grapefruit and ginger. What a great recipe to pick!

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  31. I don't eat steak much but this is really making me salivate, what a great pick.

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  32. I love addition of grapefruit to ginger & honey! Looks delicious. It looks like a fun group to join.

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  33. Wow, the secert recipe club sounds cool. I just love the concept, and this recipe you chose to do-over, looks delicious! I can't wait to check out creative culinary's blog! :)

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  34. Sounds very flavorful and I am betting my Grumpy would like it!

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  35. This sounds like such an interesting mix of flavors! It looks fantastic!

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  36. I have a ton of restaurant secret recipes that I'll be adding to this thread. I was hoping others might do the same.This led to the restaurant putting the three ingredients into one secret sauce.restaurant secret recipes

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