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Grilled Asian Steak

“This is the first recipe I requested from my mother-in-law after I was married. My mouth waters just thinking about these juicy steaks.” —Lory Greathouse, Camano Island, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons aniseed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add the beef and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes; thinly slice across the grain.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 179 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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