Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon Basil Marinade
A marinade featuring lemon and basil makes this cut of beef tender and delicious. The recipe is from Evelyn Robbins of Norridgewock, Maine, who relates, "I do all the preparation, and my husband does the grilling—we make quite a team!"
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 beef flank steak (1 pound)
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4-24 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Slice steak diagonally.
Originally published as Grilled Flank Steak in Country Discoveries May/June 2000