Flavors from the American South, Italy, and Asia make this mellow marinade something special. Serve the steak with jasmine rice and steamed asparagus or broccoli.
FOR THE MARINADE
¼ cup bourbon
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh gingerroot
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 flank steaks (about 2¾ to 3½ pounds)
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Place the steaks in a glass or ceramic bowl, or in a resealable plastic bag, and add the marinade. Cover or seal, and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to overnight. Turn occasionally. (The steaks can be frozen up to 3 months.)
2. Preheat a grill or broiler.
3. Remove the steaks and discard the marinade. Sprinkle the steaks with the salt. Place them on a roasting pan or on a hot grill rack, and cook about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
4. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and thinly slice against the grain. Serve immediately.
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