The finished marinated flank steak. Photo: CC-SpecialDark

This is a really versatile recipe for steak. The marinade is a quick go-to; it doesn’t take long for the meat to take on great flavor. You’ll find the steak goes great in tacos, in a salad atop of a hearty bed of greens like arugula or spinach, alongside just a few slices of tomatoes, and especially as the star of its own solo show.

1 2-pound flank steak
Juice from 3 limes, plus 1 teaspoon zest
Juice from 1 orange, plus 1 teaspoon zest
3 scallions, roughly chopped
5 cloves smashed garlic, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 anchovy fillets
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh parsley, loosely packed
1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
1 cup basil, loosely packed
About 1 cup olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste

Pierce the steak all over with a fork. Pour lime and orange juice, zest, 3 cloves garlic, balsamic vinegar, ½ cup olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Add steak to bag and place in a baking dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Allow to come to room temperature after marinating.

Meanwhile, add parsley, cilantro, basil, ⅓ cup olive oil, scallions, anchovies, mustard and the remaining garlic to a food processor. Blend until slightly chunky. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat an oiled grill or grill pan over high heat. Grill steak, turning only once, for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak against the grain and serve alongside salsa. welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).