Try to look past the messy composition of this picture, and just stare at the deliciousness of this flank steak. Because it is frickin' amazing.
This steak comes from Bedient Farms, which I can not heap enough praise upon. I don't know what owner Angela Bedient feeds her cows but it must be something fabulous. I think they might actually live like the cows in those Californial cheese commercials.
Speaking of commercials, when you bite into this steak -- well, after you've recovered from the explosion of flavor bursting on your tongue, and after you've regained consciousness from delicious-overload -- that Beef: It's What's for Dinner song will pop in your head and you will remember all that is wonderful about eating beef again.
Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Chili Glaze (adapted)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 1/4 pounds flank steak
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. In a small saucepan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and ginger and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic begins to turn golden. Add the soy sauce, sugar and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until syrupy, about 3 minutes; let cool.
Season the steak with salt and pepper. Grill the steak for 10 minutes for medium-rare meat, turning once; during the last minute, brush all but 2 tablespoons of the glaze over the steak. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes.
Thinly slice the steak and brush with the reserved 2 tablespoons of glaze. Transfer to a platter and serve with lime wedges.