Flank Steak w/ Asian Dipping Sauce and Fried Rice

flank steak

I usually don’t put up awful photos like this one. But as I have mentioned in my last few posts, I am have not been feeling up to par. My family is even lucky to get a home made meal these days. So the fact that I cooked dinner and actually took a picture is a miracle. I was soooo not in the mood for photo styling, lighting and all of that hoopla. So ya get what ya get and ya don’t get upset!!
This was a tasty quick and easy dinner. Flank steak is a tough cut of meat unless you marinate it(8 hours to overnight) and also make sure you slice it ACROSS the grain.
My dipping sauce was delicious. Nice and garlic-y. It is pretty salty(obviously from the soy sauce). But I love salt, so it was perfect for me.


1/2 Cup soy sauce

1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 Clove garlic minced
1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
Pinch Ground red pepper
2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
In a blender, combine soy sauce, vinegar,garlic,ginger,honey,Hoisin sauce and red pepper.
Pulse until combined.
Very slowly, add the oil until it thickens.


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1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 1/2 pound flank steak
In a blender, combine soy sauce, honey,vinegar,ginger,and garlic powder.
Pulse until mixed.
SLOWLY add the vegetable oil until it emulsifies.
Place flank steak in a gallon freezer zip lock bag and pour the marinade over the steak.
Marinate the steak for 8 hours or overnight..
Remove the steak(toss the marinade) and grill on medium high heat for 5 minutes a side.


1 cup rice

2 cups chicken stock
Hand full frozen peas, thawed
Hand full frozen carrots, thawed
Vegetable Oil
1 egg
Dipping sauce from above or soy sauce

In a medium saucepan, bring stock to a boil and add rice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

In a large skillet heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the peas and carrots and cook for a few minutes, until carrots are softened.
Add the egg and quickly scramble. Add the rice and stir to incorporate.
Saute for a few minutes. Add soy sauce to taste.


  1. 1

    I love it! A perfectly easy and delicious meal! The photo is just fine; hope you are up to par soon!

  2. 2

    That dipping sauce sounds unreal, feel better soon!

  3. 3

    I love a good flank steak with Asian flavors. My mom used to make something very similar…I still remember her whirling the marinade in the blender. Great recipe!

  4. 4

    That looks perfectly yummy to me! The picture is great! Quite a nice dinner for not feeling well. I probably wouldn't have been so fancy (can you say Grilled Cheese?) When my kids got old enough, if I wasn't feeling well, I would say that we were having a YoYo night (You're On Your Own!)They could fix a sandwich, a bowl of cereal or heat up something out of the freezer…I didn't care…I just needed to rest. Hubby was fine with it, too!
    Feel better soon!

  5. 5
    cookies and cups says:

    I have a flank steak ready to go for tonight…I'm totally making the dipping sauce. And btw, your photo looks good to me!

  6. 6

    You picture is beautiful!!! Shut yer yapper!!! Your a food stylist! hahah
    Hope your feeling better Momma!!!
    All your food looks wonderful!

  7. 7

    It looks beautiful!! I was just going to google a recipe for fried rice tonight, now I don't have to!

    Thanks for the recipe! And hope you feel better! 😀

  8. 8

    bad picture, where? i just see some delicious steak and a fantastic recipe! i hope you guys get feeling better soon!

  9. 9
    TheFitnessFreak says:

    Looks great Leslie! So was it still warm when you ate it ? ; ) We use flank steak a lot around here. I make the best steak sandwiches and carne asada for my hubby and boys!

  10. 10

    nothing wrong with that imagery at all–come on, it's red meat and fried carbs!! 🙂

  11. 11

    oh yeah really awful photo. I mean hello?
    it's fine woman.
    are we any better? is the 'quarantine' sign taken down yet?

  12. 12

    I had to smile when I saw "ya get what ya get and ya don't get upset"… cuz we use that one all the time in our house!LOL!

    your dinner sounds delicious and I hope you are on the mend soon!

  13. 13

    Ha! You think *that* is a bad photo? That wouldn't even qualify as one of my "shitty photos of the month"…your standards are obviously higher than mine. 🙂

  14. 14

    Looks incredible, HH!
    I love marinated flank steak it is so versitile.
    Not to mention, I am a dipper! I love dipping everything. LOL.

  15. 15

    Looks like a perfect meal to me! I think the pic looks super…you shoulda seen supposed professional pics I was looking at on Martha Stewart's site. Made mine look good!

  16. 16

    The picture is beautiful, as is the dipping sauce! I hope you feel better soon!

  17. 17

    That dipping sauce sounds so tasty, the whole meal a treat. And your photo is just wonderful, whatyre talking bout??

    Feel better XXOO

  18. 18

    There's nothing wrong with that photo Leslie! It looks wonderful 🙂 Hope you are feeling better soon!

  19. 19

    I love flank steak with asian flavors – this looks delicious.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  20. 20

    Your ugly pictures are my masterpieces! ha. Hope you feel better. I love this combo of yummy foods.

  21. 21

    This is quite a meal for not feeling well…when Im feeling this way they get scrambled eggs if they are lucky!!

  22. 22

    this is so not a bad picture at all! The meat looks delicious!

  23. 23

    OMG I want so much to have the same meal right now!! delicious!!Imagine a fried rice and an asian dipping sauce!! All my asian genes are jumping with joy!! 🙂

  24. 24

    Mmm, looks great! And your picture is better than my best ones 🙂

  25. 25

    You may not be feeling well, but your wonderful cooking says otherwise. Looks pretty wonderful from here.

  26. 26

    Flank steak is harder to photogrpagh but you grilled it just right. Hope all's well (better) with you and the family.

  27. 27
    kirasgirly says:

    I know this is a bit late compared to when these were posted. They are right your picture is fine 😀 looks tasty. I just found this recipe today and decided to make it. Had everything but the white vinegar so I used Rice Wine Vinegar/Mirin. The marinade tasted good out of the blender lol so I'm thinking it worked. I think I might be able to eat the marinade straight lol.