Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flat Iron Steak

Flat Iron Steak with Roasted Shallots

Serves 4-6.

Oops!  I forgot to take a picture with the roasted shallots.  I DID make them, and they were a great compliment to the steak, so don't skip them!
The original recipe called for hanger steak, which I was unable to find at my local grocery.  I substituted a flat iron steak, which worked really well.  Flank steak would be another option, but we have become so accostumed to our standard flank steak marinade, that I was afraid to change things up in the flank steak department.
Inspired by: Round Pond

2 c. prune juice
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
3 T. fresh thyme (stripped off the stems)
2 T. honey

1½ lbs Flat Iron or Hanger Steak
12 medium shallots
1 cup beef stock
`Salt and pepper as needed

Prepare marinade by combining ingredients in a bowl large enough to accommodate meat. Submerge trimmed steaks in marinade, preferably overnight. Remove meat and pat dry of excess marinade. Season generously with salt and pepper, then grill over an open flame on high heat, approximately 8 minutes per side. Remove and rest covered in a warm spot.

Peel and core shallots. Toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast on the top shelf of your grill, tossing occasionally (or in a 325°F oven uncovered). Moisten with a little beef stock and season to taste.

Slice steaks on the bias, plate and garnish with shallots and sauce.

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