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Old 12-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

Hello everyone,

I am doing some flat iron steaks for Christmas dinner this year and just wanted to get some suggestions. I wanted to try something different and therefore I am asking for any suggestions for marinades to use with these steaks.

Normally I just do S&P and garlic, sometimes I marinade in red wine, thyme and a few other herbs.

I have also used Webers Canadian Steak dry rub (made it into a marinade with evoo and red wine) and that was real tasty too.

Anyone have a suggestion for a simple marinade to use that would give me a different flavor but not overpower the steak flavor itself?

Thanks again and happy holidays!
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

If it were me, I would just season with salt and pepper and maybe sprinkle with a little garlic powder. Or you could cut up some fresh garlic, cook it up in the pan then toss in the steaks. The best part is experimenting. Have fun and keep us posted.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:37 AM   #3
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Dittos to whut Toby said. I have only bumped into a few flat irons always in the Choice Grade or maybe CAB and they did not need a marinate. Now finding a steak which needs a marinate would be a good trick for me since once I hit something that taste like it been chemically tenderized/marinated I quit eating and go back to drinking. Just cuz some smart azz butcher figger out how to cut a four buck a pound chunk of meat resembling a steak out of a .99 Chuck Roast dont mean folks are obligated to buy it. lol

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Old 12-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

It's your cook, so marinate if you want to. My Wife used to marinate everything until I told her she would have to cook it herself if it was marinated. Rub is just fine and you still taste the meat.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

Well they arrived.

I have them sitting in a "Canadien Steak (salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar and worchester)" marinade for now till I grill them this afternoon. I will update more pictures as they come.

Merry Christmas everyone!





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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

What bigwheel said!
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Ahhh now them are some fine steaks you got there. That prob nearly as good as Arnold Bros. Hope somebody dont leave it in the wooster too long or hopefully not use much if so. That stuff has some flesh eating qualities when used by them not schooled in it's peculiarities. Other stuff couldnt hurt it too much I dont think

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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

They turned out delicious. Everyone loved the steaks and the rest of the food was great too.

My Mother -in-law is visiting and made Lumpia (Spring roll type) and Pancit (Filipino noodles). Served the steak with onions and mushrooms, and sweet potato and corn.





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Looks like everything came out great...job well done my friend.
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Steaks looked they came out perfect. The pancit and lumpia look great too. Some of my favorite Filipino food
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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

Flank steak (although not flat iron) is one of my faves to marinade overnight. I throw the whole steak into a bag with some Korean steak marinade. It's about $6 for a large jar of marinade, which is much like teriyaki. Called Bulgogi, something like that. Check at your local Asian market.

Then I do a reverse sear on it and ... well it turns out like this:
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Looks mighty tasty.
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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

Very nice......great pics. Makin' me hungry!

As this Christmas season comes to an end....I'd sworn myself off of food for a period of time about an hour ago. (Ugh...ate WAY to much!)

Now I find myself looking for something to throw on the grill!

Gee thanks.

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Re: Flat Iron Steak for Christmas

What a great looking plate Koopdaddy, great Christmas meal!
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Hey Rich try cutting crosswise of the grain sometime. 90 degree angle so to speak. The photo looks like it been cut running lengthwise which can strangle a person to death when they try to swallow it. Now it could be like Mother Green and just happen to be the way the light is shining on it.

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