Sesame-Soy Flank Steak
Be sure to use a fermented soy sauce such as Kikkoman. Dark sesame oil smells like toasted sesame seeds and is often available near other Chinese ingredients in large supermarkets.
- 1 (1 to 1 1/2 pound) flank steak*
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* Freezing the beef for 90 minutes makes it much easier to slice.
- Slice flank steak across the grain as thinly as possible. Place the strips in a bowl with sesame seeds, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil if using, hot pepper flakes, black pepper and salt. Toss to coat the steak with ingredients.
- Heat a wide skillet or wok over high heat for 30 seconds.
- Add vegetable oil and heat several seconds more so it becomes very hot.
- Add the steak strips and marinade to the pan and stir constantly until they have browned all over.
- Serve with or on top of hot cooked rice with a side of blanched sugar snap peas.
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