Ginger Flank Steak with Wasabi Smashed Potatoes & Sesame-Soy Green Beans and Peppers

Sick of your same-old same-old week night dinner routine? Think you can't whip up a great, new recipe on a weeknight when you're tired after work? Think again!!! Rachael Ray is here to save the day with some more of her "30 Minute Meals". You will be in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes flat and dining on a great meal that will get you out of your week night dinner rut. I guarantee it!

Give this recipe a try this week and let me know what you think! If you like it and find these kind of recipes helpful in getting you through the week, let me know and I will definitely post more. :)
Ginger Flank Steak with Wasabi Smashed Potatoes & Sesame Soy Green Beans & Peppers


  • 3 inches of fresh gingerroot, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp tamari (aged soy sauce)
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp grill seasoning (i.e. montreal steak spice)
  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 2 1/2- 3 lbs idaho potatoes (4 large potatoes), peeled and cut into chunks
  • salt
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 tbsp wasabi paste (how hot do ya like it?!)
  • 3/4 lb green beans, ends trimmed
  • salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 scallions, trimmed of root ends
  • a handful of fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat a grill pan or indoor/ outdoor grill to high.
  2. Combine the ginger, 1/4 cup of the tamari, lime juice, 3 tbsp of the oil, and grill seasoning in a shallow dish. Add the meat to the marinate, turn to coat evenly, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. While the flank steak marinates, place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a oil, salt the potatoes, and cook until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the hot pot. Use a potatoe masher to mash the potatoes with the cream and wasabi to your preferred consistency and heat level. Adust the salt to taste.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry. Grill meat for 6-7 minutes on each side, for medium-rare to medium. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice on an angle against the grain.
  5. While potatoes and meat cook, cut the green beans into 2-inch pieces on an angle, and place in a skillet. Add an inch or two of water, salt it, and bring to a boil. Cook the beans for 5 minutes, then drain. Return the skillet to the burner and ad the remaining vegetable oil. Heat the pan over high heat until the oil smokes. Add the beans and bell peppers and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the remaining tamari and sesame oil, toss, and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Finely chop the scallions together with cilantro and lime zest.
  6. Serve the meat over a mound of smashed potatoes and garnish with a generous sprinkling of chopped scallion-cilantro-lime zest. Serve the sesame-soy green beans and peppers alongside.

Hope you have all had a great weekend and managed to find some time to relax! I ran an 8km race this morning with some of my co-workers. It was a beautiful day and I had a great time running with some awesome people. What did you do this weekend? Whatever you did, hope it was great. :)

Happy Cooking my Friends!


  1. I have officially added this to my recipe box, simply because it sounds like the most bizarre thing ever. Take a hearty "American" meat and potatoes dish and add an Asian flare. I would never have thought. And it looks so . . . normal. I'm sure those mashed potatoes would knock my fiance out of his seat. I'll have to use the sneaky approach.

  2. Lol!! It really sounds like a strange combination, but it works!! Go easy on the wasabi if you're not used to a lot of heat in your food. But I assure you, the flavours really taste great together. :)