Flank Steak and Arugula Salad

Marinating your Flank Steak 2 days ahead of time will result in tender meat bursting with flavour.  You can also prepare this menu in the morning if you are short for time or cooking with friends.

Arugula Salad with Crisp Potatoes and Olive Vinaigrette
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This arugula salad goes great with a flank steak or barbequed chicken for a meal or on its own for a lunch salad. Serve some crusty bread on the side. This recipe has been adapted from Cooking Light.
Arugula Salad with Crisp Potatoes and Olive Vinaigrette
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This arugula salad goes great with a flank steak or barbequed chicken for a meal or on its own for a lunch salad. Serve some crusty bread on the side. This recipe has been adapted from Cooking Light.
Ingredients
Olive Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender pulse the vinegar, olives, mustard and thyme. Slowly add 1/2 cup olive oil and 3 tablespoons water while continually blending until you have a loose dressing. Add to
  2. In a large non-stick skillet over high heat add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then add the diced potatoes sprinkled with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Cook stirring occaisionally until you have crisp and golden browned potatoes approximately 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook until pieces are tender - another 5 minutes. Stir in red onion and cook a final 5 minutes stirring and watching closely. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Portion arugula on dinner plates or on a large serving plater. Top with the potato mixture, feta and tomatoes. Drizzle with vinaigrette - you may have some leftover.
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Marinated Flank Steak
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A 2 lb flank steak will serve 2 families or purchase 2 smaller steaks. Have your kids practice their measureing and make the marinade for this steak.
Marinated Flank Steak
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A 2 lb flank steak will serve 2 families or purchase 2 smaller steaks. Have your kids practice their measureing and make the marinade for this steak.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Make shallow criss cross cuts in the steak to help infuse the marinade.
  2. Using a large ziplock bag place the bag wrapped around the top of a small/med sized bowl to add marinade.
  3. Combine all marinade ingredients into your ziplock bag and then add your steak. Close your bag, make the steak flat and refrigerate until ready to BBQ.
  4. Flip bag in the fridge every 6 hours or so.
  5. When ready to BBQ take steak out of the bag and discard marinade. Pat steak dry with a paper towel before grilling. Steak will only take 5-10 minutes per side to ensure it is still pink in the middle.
  6. Let the steak rest under tented foil, cut thin slices on a diagonal across the grain and serve.
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