Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Jeff and I thought this was super delish. Kegan did not like it. The recipe makes quite a bit of tomato salad. This recipe is from Bon Appetit magazine’s July 2011 issue.







Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad


  • 2 1/2 pound flank steaks
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons (packed) light brown  sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for brushing)


  • 1 cup finely chopped red  onion
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar,  divided
  • 2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes,  halved
  • 1 cup chopped celery hearts (inner stalks  and leaves; from 1 bunch)
  • 1/2 cup chopped brined green olives plus 2  tablespoons olive brine
  • 2 tablespoons prepared  horseradish
  • 1 tablespoonWorcestershire  sauce
  • 1 teaspoons hot pepper  sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive  oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground  black pepper


  • Place steaks on a large rimmed baking sheet; season with salt.  Mix sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; rub all over steaks. Cover;  refrigerate 1-3 hours.
  • Let steaks stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Build a  medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Brush grates  with oil. Grill to desired doneness, about 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Let rest for 10 minutes. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Let cool;  cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before  slicing.


  • Mix onion and 1 tablespoon vinegar in a large bowl. Let  macerate 10 minutes, tossing often. Add tomatoes, celery, and  olives.
  • Whisk remaining 2 tablespoon. vinegar, olive brine,  horseradish, and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in oil. Add  to bowl with tomato mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. DO  AHEAD Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.
  • Cut steak crosswise into 1/4″-thick slices. Serve salad with  steak.

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/07/flank-steak-with-bloody-mary-tomato-salad#ixzz1QxEYmZkb

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