Flank steak with orange sauce and the “best broccoli of your life”

13 Jan

Where to start? How about from the beginning?

One of my favorite food blogs, The Amateur Gourmet, posted an entry about really good broccoli. Since I often find myself lacking in recipe creativity, especially when it comes to broccoli, I just had to try what Adam called the “best broccoli of your life.”

It’s so simple- toss broccoli in some salt and good olive oil, bake for a little bit, then zest with a lemon and add cheese. I did all of those things, and while it was really yummy, it would still have been really good without cheese.

How did the flavors go together? I thought there might be too much going on for one meal, but it actually turned out to be pretty good. 

Here we go with the recipes:

Recipe: Best broccoli
Amateur Gourmet

Recipe: Grilled flank steak


1/2 pound of flank steak
Dash of sea salt



1. Grill on a super hot pan, about 7-8 minutes on each side, depending on how you want it cooked.

2. Let it sit for 10 minutes before slicing into smaller pieces, against the grain.

Recipe: Orange sauce


1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of mirin
.5 teaspoon of corn starch, dissolved

1. In a pot, add orange juice, balsamic vinegar and mirin together.

2. Bring to a rolling boil, uncovered, while stirring.

3. After about 5 minutes, the sauce should have reduced by about half.

4. Stir in corn starch.

5. Let it sit on the stove with no heat for a few minutes, so that it will thicken.

That was one long post! :) Happy eating!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/catesong cate

    yummmmm. Another ambitiously delicious looking dish. I enjoy plain broccoli. But the “best” ones do sound good! What is mirin?

  • Kinsen

    cooking up some steaks for my cousin… i’ll have him try this brocolli recipe since he’s worried about his colon. hahahah