Nothing in life can be perfect. Well, except a perfectly grilled, juicy cut of steak. That’s always perfect. And if you’re crunched for time, but don’t want to disappoint your tastebuds, listen up. With a little help from your trusty grill pan, you’ve got a juicy, beefy, flavorful meal that goes from grates to plate in just minutes (yea, minutes). A fresh, herb-filled sauce rounds it all out.
10 Minutes PREP TIME
20 Minutes COOK TIME
30 Minutes TOTAL TIME
1 (½ lb.) flank steak, cut crosswise into 4 pieces
2 large garlic cloves
½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
½ cup basil, chopped
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. dried hot red pepper flakes
¼ cup lime juice
2/3 cup olive oil
A large 2-burner ridged grill pan, preferably cast-iron
Heat grill pan over medium heat until hot. Lightly coat with oil.
Pat flank steak dry and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper, evenly coating both sides.
Grill steaks, turning occasionally for 2-8 minutes total for medium-rare, using the thickness of your steak as a gauge.
Transfer to a plate and let the steak rest for 5 minutes. While steaks are grilling, puree remaining ingredients with ¾ teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth.
Plate your steak, add the sauce, and savor every succulent bite.