Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans Will Make Your Life Easier As Well As Tastier

 McCormick

McCormick

Imagine you find yourself in a living situation that involves rushing to work every morning or pick up the kids from school and take them to swim meets or simply sitting in traffic for an hour or two each morning. Easy enough! Each of these scenarios probably don't even require the deployment of enormous amounts of imagination for anyone to relate to it.

All your chasing after a long, stressful day is a tasty, nice looking dish to replenish your stomach and delight your eyes at the same time. Time, however, is a rare commodity these days, and home-cooked meals on a typical weeknight might seem like a laborious endeavor indeed.

If you ruled take out and home delivery out the picture because you’re tired of waiting more than an hour to get your dinner or you’re health alarm went off due to too much Chinese food, fear no more as the solution is right in front of you and it’s called Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans.

This dish is a gluten and dairy free main course and it contains 368 calories, 27g of protein, and 23g of fat. This recipe will serve four people and costs no more than $4 per serving. The exciting thing, however, is any cooking layman can whip it out at home with very little guidance and a thin list of ingredients.

The happy ending for a busy weeknight that doesn’t involve Chinese take-out and, most importantly, doesn’t make you feel you’re carrying a rock in your stomach once you’re done eating.   

With Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans, on the other hand, you can’t go wrong. It includes garlic, ginger, soy, and brown sugar which gives the dish an intriguing oriental flavor that contributes to enhance its already stunning profile.

It can be enjoyed any time, but it will certainly succeed to leave your guests speechless at a formal gathering or have a jaw-dropping effect on a intimate dinner with close friends or even a date.

Preparation will approximately take 35 minutes. A mixture of garlic, rice wine, scallions, and a handful of other ingredients are all you need to make this recipe. If you don’t want to waste any brown sugar, you could follow this main course with the Brown-sugar Pound Cupcakes With Brown-butter Glaze as a dessert.

In terms of beverages to accompany this dish with, the choices can vary. In fact, it can be paired with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir to exploit the classic combination of Beef and red wine, for instance.

Here are all the ingredients you need:
1 pound fresh green beans
1 pound beef flank steak
6 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (optional)
4 green onions or scallions, white parts only, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sweet rice wine (mirin)
1 teaspoon red chile paste (sambal oelek)
Sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Hot cooked jasmine rice (optional)

Here is the recipe:
1. Trim and halve the green beans and set them aside. Cut the flank steak across the grain into thin slices. Combine the garlic and ginger in a bowl and the soy sauce and brown sugar In another.

2. In a very large skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the green beans; cook and stir for 7 to 8 minutes. Cook and stir until wilted and slightly softened, approximately for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer bean mixture to paper towels.

3. Add the garlic-ginger mixture to the skillet; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add half the beef strips to the skillet; cook and stir about 3 minutes, or until the beef is browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the browned beef to a bowl; repeat with the remaining beef. Return all the beef to the skillet. Stir in the green onions, rice wine, chile paste, and the soy sauce-sugar mixture. Cook and stir for 1 minute; add the green beans. Cook and stir until the beans are heated through, about 2 minutes more.

4. If desired, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve with hot cooked rice.

Your day can get much easier and tastier will only a few simple steps.