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Asian Flavors Make Great Grilled Beef

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Asian Beef Steak & Summer Squash

(Family Features) - Since Asian flavors are an American favorite, and they're especially complementary to beef, try an Asian-inspired marinade the next time you grill.

This ginger-soy-sesame marinade pairs with another favorite - beef flank steak - for a spectacular entrée. An accompaniment of farmer's market fresh squash can be grilled alongside the steak.

Not only will you grill a great-tasting meal, but also one that supplies important nutrients. You get beef's nutrition powerhouse - zinc, iron, protein and B-vitamins - in every bite. Plus, flank steak is a lean beef choice.

To serve, use a sharp knife and carve the flank steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

For additional grilled beef recipes, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Dept. FC-123, P.O. Box 670, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 or visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.

When using this recipe, please credit as follows:
Courtesy of the Cattlemen's Beef Board and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Asian Beef Steak & Summer Squash

Ingredients
  • 1 beef flank steak (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise in half
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Marinade
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 table spoons packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation
    1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Remove and reserve 1/4 cup. Place beef steak and remaining marinade in food- safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight.
    2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Brush squash lightly with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, as desired. Place steak and squash on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill steak, uncovered, 17 to 21 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Grill squash 15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.
    3. Place reserved marinade in small saucepan; heat until hot. Carve steak across the grain into thin slices; spoon hot reserved marinade over beef. Serve with squash.

Preparation and Cooking Time
30 minutes

Marinate Time
6 hours or overnight

Calories: 232g     Total Fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 57mg     Protein: 25g
Carbohydrates: 6g     Sodium: 723mg

Serves
Makes 6 servings

SOURCE: Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association



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