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Real Easy Recipes: Ginger-Marinated Hanger Steak

Posted on 2013-11-30 01:32:47 - Marinated Steak

Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s common for people to over complicate dishes in the kitchen. To cook more efficiently, don’t over season or add too many contrasting ingredients. Simplicity with presentation always wins in the kitchen.

Recipe by L'Absinthe, New York, NY ( Yield: Makes 4 servings

“Get your pan nice and hot. If you have a cast-iron skillet, now is the time to use it. “

Ingredients • 4 scallions, chopped • 1 cup cilantro leaves with tender stems • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) • 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1 teaspoon sugar • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, divided • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided • 1 1/2 pounds hanger steak, central membrane removed, cut into 4 pieces • 4 baby bok choy, halved lengthwise • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Ingredient info: • Gochujang is available at Korean markets and online.


Purée scallions, cilantro, vinegar, gochujang, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, sugar, 1 garlic clove, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a blender until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup marinade and chill.

Place steak and remaining marinade in a large resealable plastic bag, turn to coat, and chill at least 2 hours.

Remove steak from marinade, scraping off as much marinade as possible. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak until browned on all sides, 8–10 minutes for medium-rare (the thinner steaks will cook more quickly). Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Add bok choy, cut side down, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn, add remaining garlic clove, and cook, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add 1/4 cup water and cook until bok choy is tender, about 2 minutes longer.

Top steak with chives and serve with bok choy and reserved marinade alongside.

DO AHEAD: Steak can be marinated 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.

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