Whiskey BBQ Flank Steak with Grilled Tomato Relish
Here is an easy BBQ recipe for Father’s Day! Light up those grills and serve up a delicious meal for Dad. Just add some grilled baked potatoes or corn from your local Farmer’s Market and a beautiful green salad or fresh fruit and you have a delightful meal to celebrate the Dad in your life.
For the steak:
1 flank steak (~ 2 lbs)
½ cup salad oil
½ cup tomato juice
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ tsp pepper
1 GENEROUS dash of Jack Daniels
Using a sharp knife, score the steak on each side in a diamond pattern and place in a shallow glass pan.
Combine the marinade ingredients. Pour over steak. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning once. Let stand at room temperature for an hour before grilling.
Light the grill. Brush the rack lightly with oil. Remove meat from marinade and grill about 4 inches from heat until rare, about 3 minutes per side. DO NOT OVERCOOK! Carve the steak crosswise on a slight angle into ¼” slices.
Grilled Tomato Relish
4 tomatoes, halved
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt & pepper
Place tomatoes on a medium heated grill, cut side up, and brush lightly with olive oil – 1 to 2 Tbsp. After about 3 minutes (when bottoms are brown), turn them over and continue to cook about 3-5 minutes (until soft). Remove tomatoes from grill and allow to cool until able to handle.
Combine 2 Tbsp olive oil, onions and garlic in a sauté pan. Cook until onions are soft. Stir in basil. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Should resemble a chunky salsa. Serve with steak.
Jill Fisher, a good friend of mine going waaayyyyy back to high school, has a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and is a licensed Personal Chef. She teaches cooking classes at Conejo Valley Adult School and Williams Sonoma in Thousand Oaks. Jill has also written articles for local food magazines such as 805 Living. To contact Jill, let us know!