- 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
- 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
- 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
- Preheat a grill pan or indoor/ outdoor grill to high.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!