This a a steak dinner for two you can’t help but love. Super delicious, easy to make and surprise, not that expensive. The secret is to use flank steak. It is relatively cheap, given the super high price of steak these days.
The steak with a nice char is moist and juicy, and it pairs well with earthy mushrooms and the potato salad that has a nice vinegary taste to it, coupled with pickles and onions.
Here Is What You Need
3/4 pound or 12 ounces of flank steak.
Buy the flank steak as one big chunk – slicing it yourself into thin slices – or already sliced for you.
Flank steak is quite thin – about 3/4 of an inch.
You need to cook it quickly and on high heat, so it does not overcook.
12 nugget potatoes or 2 larges ones.
1/2 a small onion.
2 small dill pickles.
2/3 a pound regular white or brown mushrooms.
4 tablespoons olive oil.
2 tablespoons white vinegar.
Salt and pepper.
10 cherry tomatoes
Cut your two pickles into small cubes.
Slice your onions into thin slices and then into smaller chunks.
Take your nugget potatoes and cut in half. If using large potatoes cut into medium-sized cubes.
Place your potatoes into a medium pot, add water to cover the potatoes and then add some salt to them.
Boil for about 20 minutes, till soft and once done drain them.
Once completed put your potatoes back into the pot and back on to the stove toss them around a bit. This will ensure most of the moisture out of the potatoes is gone.
Now put your still warm potatoes into a serving dish, add your onions, pickles, salt and pepper to taste, your vinegar and 3 tablespoons of your olive oil.
Mix well and set aside.
Take your mushrooms and cut into half. And here is a great way to cook them. Use no oil or butter but place them into a medium sized frying pan on medium heat. Cook for five minutes or so, till the juices come out of the mushrooms and they have developed a nice brown colour. Season with salt and pepper. Cooking them this way ensures that wonderful earthy mushroom taste is still there and the mushrooms are not saturated with a lot of oil and or butter.
Take your avocados and slice each into four portions. Likewise, cut your tomatoes in half. Add your salt and pepper to taste and then drizzle with the olive oil.
Take your steak and cut into two portions. We did ours into eight portion, of four ounces each.
Season generously with salt and pepper and then put on a pre-heated BBQ of 450 degrees. Cook each side for 2 minutes. Your steak will be medium rare. Now take your steak, put in on a plate and cover with foil for 4 minutes. After that take your steak and put it on your dinner plate.
If you don’t have a BBQ, cook your steak in an oven on broil, putting your oven rack at the highest level.
Presto, you are now ready to serve and eat.
Easy and delicious.