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Marinated Flank Steak (Recipe Swap: The Meat and Potatoes Edition)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 23, 2008 @ 7:42 am In Main Dishes,Meal Planning,Recipes,URS | 2 Comments
These recipe swaps  can really make a girl hungry, ya know? Last week’s pumpkin carnival  had me rushing out for canned pumpkin only to come back and read more recipes with ingredients I didn’t have. So this week’s shopping list includes cream cheese for Janel’s Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes  and a vat of oil for those Pumpkin Spice Donuts  that Tiffany linked to. Oh my! What will y’all have me shopping for next week?
I’ve mentioned before that the FishBoys are a bunch of carnivores . And so when the answer to “What’s for dinner?” involves some kind of meat and potatoes, smiles abound. I’ve posted some of their favorites before: Tandoori Chicken , Cheesy Potatoes , and Chicken Pot Pie , just to name a few. I know that after this swap, I’ll be set for new and exciting Meat and Potatoes meals to please the masses.
Today’s recipe is super easy, especially since I don’t cook it. FishPapa is the grill master around here. Last week he found a brand new Holland Heritage Grill on Craigslist for 100 bucks, so he is very antsy to get grillin’. Since the temps have been hovering in the 70s, and flank steak and tri-tip have been on sale, I’ve got it made.
Here’s the marinade we tried last week when we innaugurated the new BBQ. Everyone one loved it! I used Rachel Ray’s Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with BLT Smashed Potatoes  recipe for inspiration. I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the potatoes, and I tweaked the marinade, as posted here. But, I’ll be returning to try it her way sometime soon.
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 splashes
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients. Place meat (such as flank steak or tri tip) in a shallow pan. Thoroughly coat with marinade. Allow to rest 20 minutes, longer for tri-tip. Cook over hot grill until desired doneness. (We cook until an internal temperature  of 135 degrees.) Let meat rest for juices to recombine. Slice thin against the grain. Serve with a green salad and Cheesy Potatoes.
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 Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with BLT Smashed Potatoes: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/marinated-grilled-flank-steak-with-blt-smashed-potatoes-recipe/index.html
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