Boma Marinated Flank Steak
This recipe is AWESOME. It is the Durbin Marinated Flank Steak from Walt Disney World’s Boma restaurant, though I’ve adapted the recipe found on AllEars.net and in my Disney cookbooks. If you can, I definitely would try it! And I must apologize, because this recipe was previously posted on my website, but after updating earlier this week, I realized that I lost three recipes! So this is actually a repost, and I am sorry for the inconvenience! Either way, it is still delicious, and you should still try it!
I mean, my husband ate three plates full, and it totally sold him on my new blogging endeavor. Seriously. If that isn’t a pretty good endorsement, I don’t know what else might be!
The prep work for this is pretty easy. You don’t have to measure everything out into bowls or on a plate like I did here. I just though it looked prettier than the disaster that it would be to take a photo of my spice cabinet. Someday I’ll get around to fixing that.
Most of these spices aren’t too strange. But if you’re like me, cardamom isn’t something you always keep in the cabinet. I’ve only recently decided I like this spice (after years of professing to hate it), at least when mixed with other things, and I nearly left it out when I saw the price tag at the store. But its worth it. Really. Just go buy the bottle, and I promise I’ve got more recipes that call for cardamom, so you won’t feel like you’ve paid so much for just this one thing.
Though once you taste it, you’ll make it again. We’re already planning to have it at our Moana dinner and movie night, even though its not strictly matching the theme. Its just too tasty to not have!
Anyway, start out by prepping things. Pull out a bowl and a gallon sized resealable baggie. You can just put this in the bowl if you want, but I have a tendency to make big messes, so I like to put it in the baggie. Then the bowl. Because sometimes baggies leak. Ask me how I know.
I chopped the garlic and ginger and got those ready because that’s really the only thing that takes any time. And a tip – use a spoon to peel the ginger. Just scrape the skin off – its so thin it doesn’t take much effort.
Once you have that chopped up, put it in a small mixing bowl. Measure in all the dry spices, and then your liquids. Mix it up well with a whisk. Normally I’d tell you to dump it all in the bag and mush it around. But this does have quite a lot of spices in it, so I find that whisking does seem to help distribute everything.
Put your flank steak in the baggie and then pour the liquid over it. Massage things in a bit, and get as much air as you can out (without spilling!) and seal the bag. Stick it in the bowl, and put everything in the fridge. I left mine for only about 4 hours. I’d recommend overnight. It was AWESOME at 4 hours. But I think that it would be even better and a little more tender if it was left longer.
Once you’re ready to cook, go out and start the grill. Or have the designated grill master do it. In my house, that’s my husband’s domain, so he was in charge. It only takes about 10 ish minutes on each side, depending on how done you want the flank steak to be.
Once you bring it in off the grill, let it sit for 10 minutes (really it should be like 15 , but who can wait that long?). Don’t do anything with it until that time is up. It makes a difference in how juicy it is. Honest. Then, slice it thinly across the grain and try not to eat the whole thing alone.
If you try this, and I think you should, please let me know what you think!
This recipe is adapted from the Durbin Marinated Flank Steak recipe found online at All Ears.net, and the recipe found in _____________.
- 1 -1.5 pound flank steak
- 1/4 c neutral oil (canola, safflower, vegetable oil)
- 1/4 c malt vinegar
- 1/4 balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c soy sauce
- 2 T teriyaki sauce
- 2 T ground cardamom
- 2 T crushed red pepper
- 1.5 T dried thyme
- 1.5 T turmeric
- 1.5 T ground coriander
- 1/4 c minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 c minced fresh garlic
Whisk all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
Put the flank steak into a large gallon baggie, and pour in the marinade. Get as much air out of the bag as possible and massage it a little.
Put the marinating steak into a shallow dish where it can lie flat, and marinade for at least 5 hours, up to 24 hours.
Heat a grill to around 375 degrees. Put the steak on and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side for medium well. Adjust your time to suit the desired level of doneness.
Let rest 10 minutes, and then slice thinly, being sure to go against the grain.