Flank Steak Teriyaki

Summary: This is an extremely easy way to prepare flank steak. While the marinade is fairly muted, this is a solid recipe, and easy to boost with flavorful sides and/or a chutney or mustard on top.
*Recipe by Jeff Gordinier in the New York Times Dining section, 8/31/11

Yield: serves 4


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (my addition)
  • 1 flank steak, about 1.5 pounds


Whisk together the oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper and pepper flakes in a large bowl.

With the tip of a knife, lightly score the surface of the steak in a crisscross pattern. Immerse the steak in the marinade and refrigerate for several hours, turning it over now and then.

Prepare a grill. When hot, place the steak on the grill, shaking off excess marinade first. Cook roughly 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Let the steak rest for a few minutes, then slice it thinly on the diagonal.