This is simple flavorful and super easy to make.
Flank Steak, sliced against the grain
1 cup broccoli
1 medium onion, sliced
2 red peppers, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
splash lemon juice (to taste)
splash rice wine vinegar (to taste)
1 tbs vodka (optional)
1 tbs Sriracha sauce (optional)
1 tbs peanut oil
Mix the soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha sauce and vodka in a small dish. Wisk together to combine. Pour about half over the sliced flank steak. Let marinate at least an hour.
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Sautee the onion. Add the flank steak and marinade. Cook until desired doneness. Add the broccoli and red pepper. Sautee about 3 minutes. Pour the remaining marinade over the dish and stir to combine. Let cook down another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over rice.
The vodka makes the meat super tender and the Sriracha sauce adds a bit of heat. This is a staple in our house, especially when we aren’t feeling very creative. If you change the marinade, add honey for example, the entire flavor profile changes, so it is like a whole new dish!
If you’re looking for a way to add spice, but don’t want to use Srichacha sauce, this is a great alternative. J and I have used it in stir fry already and it is delicious!
4 ounces (about 18) dried hot red New Mexico chili peppers
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
7 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
Cut off stems and soak peppers in warm water until soft; drain and squeeze out any excess water. Grind peppers in a meat grinder, as North Africans do. Or place these in a food processor, processing with 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the garlic cloves, cumin, coriander and salt. The consistency should be a thick puree, the color of deep red salmon. Transfer to a jar, add the remaining olive oil, cover and refrigerate.
Let the mixture sit for a few days before using, until the harissa becomes less opaque. Use sparingly, because it’s very hot.
It started out mouth burning hot. So hot we were wondering what on earth we would use it on. After a few hours the flavors mellowed and the heat became much less searing. It added just the right amount of kick to a stir fry. Srichacha may have competition in our house!