Employee Favorites: Green Dragon Flank Steak

BY: Dave Yasuda

  • cooking-duration 45 Minutes
  • servings 4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style stove
  • cooking-mode beginner

The flank steak is one of my favorites. It's tender when sliced across the grain and is jam-packed with beef flavor. It's awesome when simply seasoned with salt and pepper, but its rich flavor really holds up well to a marinade.

When I was a kid there was a restaurant in Ontario called The East Side Cafe that was a destination for folks for miles around. A top-seller on their menu was Green Dragon Steak. I'm guessing it was made with a value-priced sirloin, but when you make this with the flat iron it becomes something really special. Give it a try.

Ingredients

Green Dragon Steak

  • 1 American Wagyu Black Grade Flank Steak Buy Now

  • 1 bunch green onions, green portion chopped into 1/8" slices

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese rice wine)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup cane sugar

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • Red chili flakes to taste

Directions

1
Thaw the flat iron and remove the package. Trim any excess fat or silver skin. Season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper on both sides.
1 Minute
2
Heat oven to 350 °
1 Minute
3
Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of grapeseed oil and allow to heat.
2 Minutes
4
Sear flat iron on each side for 3 to 4 minutes, setting up a nice golden brown crust.
4 Minutes
5
Place skillet and steak in oven. We want to get the internal temp to 130°, so you'll need a good digital thermometer like a Thermapen. The total time will be about 10 minutes. At 5 minutes flip steak over.
10 Minutes
6
When the internal temp is 130°, pull the steak from the oven. Put on a cutting board and loosely wrap with foil.
1 Minute
7
Let rest for 15 minutes.
15 Minutes
8
Slice the steak against the grain and arrange on a platter. Top with sauce. Sprinkle green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve extra sauce on the side, if you desire.
2 Minutes
1
Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar melts and sauce bubbles gently. Simmer for 10 minuts. Remove from heat.
15 Minutes
2
Strain the sauce. Set aside until time to use. This can be made in advance. Keeps for a week or more in the refrigerator.
5 Minutes