Grilled Gin and Soy Marinated Flank Steaks

Grilled Gin and Soy Marinated Flank Steaks
Grilled Gin and Soy Marinated Flank Steaks. Brian Hagiwara/Getty images
  • 48 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 33 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (6)

Infused with the earthy and refreshing combination of gin, juniper berries, and soy sauce, this flank steak is tender and delicious. Top it off with a fragrant mushroom sauce and this grilled meal is fit for the finest dinner parties or a simple weekday meal. It is best to use a gin that is not heavily perfumed with other flavors. Alter the spice components to suit your palate.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak (680 g)
  • For the Flank Steak Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) gin
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) soy sauce
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL)  agave syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon (5 mL) dried  juniper berries (lightly crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (5 mL) olive oil
  • For the Sauce:
  • 10 mushrooms (white or cremini, cleaned and sliced)

How to Make It

  1. Place flank steak in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients (except mushrooms and olive oil) until mixed through.
  3. Pour over flank steak, making sure every part of it is coated. Seal bag and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  5. Remove flank steak from the bag (reserving marinade for sauce) and place onto the grill. Allow meat to cook for 5 minutes turn and cook for another five minutes. At this point, reduce the heat to medium on your grill and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak or your preference for doneness. Remove from heat and allow steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  1. Meanwhile, in a medium pan, heat olive oil and add sliced mushrooms. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes before adding reserved marinade. Allow mixture to come to a boil for 1 minute before reducing heat and simmering for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Once the mushroom sauce is cooked through and slightly thickened, scoop onto sliced flank steak and serve with your favorite sides.