Thursday, January 9, 2014

Flank Steak with Asian Flavors

Start to finish : 1 hour (30 minutes active)
Flank steak isn't Chinese in origin , but in honor  of the Chinese  New Year , but  you can pretend  by dressing  it up with Asian flavors . Start by marinating  it in five-spice power  , rice  vinegar  and soy , when the steak is  absorbing  all those rich flavors  , grate   a daikon radish ( they resemble giant white carrots , but with  a mild peppery bite )  toss in grated  fresh ginger  , scallions  and red bell pepper for a simple  slaw . 
1/2                 teaspoon  ground black pepper
1                    teaspoon , five-spice powder
1/2                 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4-1/2              tablespoons  rice vinegar , divided
2                     tablespoons  low-sodium  soy sauce
1                     pound flank steak
1                     cup  shredded daikon radish , patted dry  with paper towels
1                    red bell pepper , cored  and sliced  into thin matchsticks
1-1/2            teaspoons  grated  fresh ginger
** Pinch of salt**
4                  scallions , thinly sliced 
1                  tablespoons canola  or vegetable oil 
1 .      In a large  zip-close  plastic bag  , mix together  the black pepper  , five-spice powder  , red pepper flakes  , 3 tablespoons  of the vinegar and soy sauce  , Add the flank steak  , seal the bag , then turn to coat evenly . Refrigerate  for at least 30 minutes  or up to 2 hours .
2 .      Meanwhile , in a small  bowl , stir together  the daikon  radish , bell pepper , ginger  , salt , the remaining  1-1/2  tablespoons  of vinegar  and the scallions  . Set aside .
3 .       When you are ready to cook the steak , in a large skillet  cover over medium-high  , heat the oil . Add the steak  and sear  for 4 minutes  on each side  or until desired doneness . Allow  the steak to rest  on a cutting  board  for 8 to 10 minutes  . Slice the steak  thinly across the grain  , then serve with the slaw .
If you want to keep this  dish lean  , serve it over brown rice . But if you are willing  to embrace  carbs , try it slapped on a bun .            


  1. My hubby would enjoy this steak with Asian flavours....a unique creation, Nee!

    1. Hi Cheah , we also love the Asian flavors and it's a quick dish . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Such Asian flavored streak sounds interesting and really yummy! I usually make simple boring regular steak.. :)

    1. Hi Medeja , amazing what different flavors will do to your taste buds , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hi Nee,
    This is such a simple and delicious looking dish! Love the flavours!

    1. Hi Joyce , It has amazing flavors and real quick and tasty , thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Hi Nee, sorry I missed this post, have been really busy...but I am glad that I checked it out. I think it is a great dish and yummy looking. I always liked Chinese New Years. Years ago when I was young I used to go to NY City, China Town. It was always fun to go at Chinese New Year, because of all the festivities. Dragons, fireworks, and the food was to die for. Your dish looks very good and delicious. The flavors all go well together and must be amazing. I like the idea on a bun. I used to get Chow Mein on a bun years ago. Thanks for sharing this terrific post. Blessings...Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , I understand about being busy , this weather has turned everyone's life around :D . Love Chinese food , we have a small Chinese community here and I've learn so much from them . My family also enjoys the Chinese New Year , my kids love anything that is fun and taste good . Thanks so much for stopping by . Blessing dear Dottie ... Nee


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