Grilled Spicy Lemon Pesto Flat Iron Steaks are delicious. Flat iron steaks
are also known as top blade steaks. Flat iron steaks benefit from marinating.
You can substitute flat iron steaks in any recipe calling for flank or skirt
steak. This cut is best grilled over a medium-high heat. Don’t go as hot as
possible unless you pick up a very thin cut. Because of the density of the meat,
it is generally best to start with a quick sear before moving to a lower
temperature to finish off to the desired doneness.
Spicy Lemon Pesto
3 large cloves garlic, minced
Freshly grated lemon peel (optional)
1/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (6 to 8 ounces each)
Spicy Lemon Pesto: Combine ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.
Steaks: Press garlic evenly onto beef steaks.
Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10
to 14 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F)
doneness, turning occasionally.
Season with salt, as desired.
Top steaks with pesto.
Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.
Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 14 min | Yield: 4 servings