Brian’s Shiitake Sesame Marinated Flank Steak
Serves 4 to 6
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 Sautéed Mushrooms & Shallots
No prep time; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes

  • 1-to-2 cups shiitake mushrooms (can substitute baby portabella mushrooms)
  • 3 Tbsps. butter
  • 2 tsps. garlic, minced
  • ½ cup shallots, diced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, garlic, shallots, Salt & Pepper; sauté until mushrooms are tender and onions are translucent (about 10 minutes).