Brian’s Shiitake Sesame Marinated Flank Steak

Serves 4 to 6 S n p logo
Prep time: 30 minutes; cooking time: 10-to-15 minutes

  • 1 lb. flank steak
  • 2 cups Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette (available at Whole Foods Market®) (can substitute favorite Asian marinade)
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sautéed Mushrooms & Shallots
  • Garnish — chopped mint


  1. In large bowl, add steak, vinaigrette, onions; marinate steak for 30 minutes; reserve marinade.
  2. Season steak w/Salt & Pepper.
  3. Put steak on hot grill; cook 5-to-10 minutes per side or until desired doneness; rest meat a few minutes.
  4. In medium saucepan, add reserved marinade; cook uncovered over medium-high heat until liquid thickens, reduces by half to form sauce.
  5. Cut steak on a bias; garnish w/mint.
  6. Serve w/sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms & Shallots.


Brian’s Fajitas

Serves 6 to 8S n p logo
Prep time: up to 4 hours; cooking time: 15-to-20 minutes

  • 1 lb. flank steak
  • 1 white onion, quartered and tooth-picked together
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Favorite fajita seasoning or marinade
  • 10-to-12 flour tortillas
  • Garnishes – sour cream, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, salsa, chopped cilantro


  1. Lightly coat steak w/oil, then season w/fajita seasoning (if using marinade let meat soak for 1-to-4 hours, covered at room temperature), set aside.
  2. Coat onion, peppers w/oil, Salt & Pepper; put coated vegetables on medium-high grill; cook for 5 minutes or until onion, peppers’ skins char on one side, then carefully rotate vegetables and continue grilling until skins char all over; remove from grill, put on plate, cover w/plastic wrap, let sit for 15-to-20 minutes to loosen skins.
  3. Put seasoned meat on medium-high grill; sear each side, then cook to desired doneness (about 10 minutes for medium rare).
  4. Remove steak from grill, let sit for 5-to-10 minutes.
  5. Remove plastic cover from vegetables, remove charred veggie skins (they should slide off easily)
  6. Cut peppers in half; remove, discard seeds, then slice peppers into long strips.
  7. Cut onion into strips.
  8. Slice meat across grain into strips
  9. Warm tortillas in microwave for about 30 seconds (can also heat in hot skillet or oven).
  10. Put few strips of meat, onion, peppers on warmed tortilla, garnish w/sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, salsa.
  11. Roll or fold tortilla closed.
  12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for rest of tortillas; enjoy!

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