Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This flat iron steak recipe cooks for a quick five minutes per side, and is finished with a vibrant cilantro-lime gremolata. It’s a great steak recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight meal.

Flat Iron Steak

Flat iron steak is a flavorful cut of meat, similar to a flank steak, but usually less expensive. It’s cut from the shoulder of the animal, and is also known as butlers’ steak, or oyster blade steak. One of my favorite things about the flat-iron steak cut is that it is tender enough cut that marinating it in acid before cooking isn’t necessary. However, always be sure to salt steaks anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours in advance–this will give the salt time to penetrate into the meat, ensuring a flavorful end product. Be sure to rest the steak for at least 10 minutes after cooking.

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Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

While this flat iron steak recipe is great on its own, the addition of the cilantro-lime gremolata really takes it up a notch. Gremolata is a traditional Italian condiment made with parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Gremolata can be played with in an infinite number of ways. In this case, the citrus-y flavors and acidity of the cilantro and lime really complement the hearty-ness of the steak, for a well-balanced dish.

J & J Grass Fed Beef

My J & J Grass-fed beef delivery contained a flat-iron steak this month. I ordered the $55 “starter pack”–I find it is the perfect amount for our family of three over the month. I buy grass-fed beef directly from the farmer for many reasons, which can be read about here.

Easy Healthy Dinners

Steak is always a great option for easy healthy dinners. Pair it with marinated carrot salad or Cabbage salad with sweet poppyseed dressing.

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Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This savory flavorful spiced steak is an easy recipe to toss together. The warming spices of the garam masala are complemented by the bright tones of the cilantro-lime gremolata.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: California
Keyword: flat iron steak recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin

Ingredients

Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

  • 1-2 jalapenos
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, use the stems too, (about 1 cup)
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine together all ingredients besides steak in a small bowl. Rub steak and marinade for anywhere from 1-24 hours. Pull steak out 1 hour before cooking to come to room temperature.
  • Grill steak until 150 degrees, about 5 minutes per side, or desired done-ness. Let steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing, against the grain. Top with cilantro-lime gremolata.

For the Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

  • Finely dice jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro. Zest 2 limes and juice one of them.
  • Combine diced ingredients with lime zest and juice, oil, salt, and pepper, and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving. Keeps for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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1 thought on “Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata”

  • This gremolata is sooooo delish! Packed full of flavor, the potential uses I think are endless.

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