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Grilled Flank Steak
with lemon herb butter / avocado and tomato salad

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
A great grilled steak doesn't need much, but fresh lemon herb compound butter on top adds a little something extra. Serve the steak with avocado and tomato salad on the side.


Grilled Flank Steak with Compound Butter:
  • Cilantro - 2 tsp , chopped
  • Parsley, fresh - 2 tsp , chopped
  • Lemon zest - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Steak, flank, sirloin or hanger - 1 1/2 lbs
Avocado and Tomato Salad:
  • Avocados - 1 , sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1 , sliced
  • Mixed greens - 5 oz (sub any type of lettuce)
  • Almonds, sliced - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp


  1. Make compound butter - Chop cilantro and parsley. Zest lemons. Soften butter in microwave for ~10 seconds. Mash in herbs and lemon zest. If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt. If you like spice, add in a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Steak - Season generously with salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead) Take steak out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Avocados / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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  1. If making steak on grill: Heat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Season steak on both sides with some salt and pepper. Place steak over direct heat. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  2. If making steak on stovetop: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil. Season steak on both sides with some salt and pepper. Place steak onto hot pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare; another 4 to 7 minutes for medium; 8 to 10 minutes for well-done.
  3. Let steak rest, covered, while preparing salad.
  4. While steak rests, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice and honey. Toss with mixed greens, avocados, tomatoes and almonds. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Slice steak and top each portion with compound butter. Serve with salad on the side. Enjoy!



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