The garlicky, ginger marinade packs this simple flank steak with flavor, and it’s just as delicious on skirt steaks, fresh skin-on salmon fillets, and skinless tuna steaks, so feel free to use what you have on hand.
Heat the broiler to high with the rack as close to the heat source as possible, or heat a gas grill, covered, to high.
Put the garlic and ginger in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Scrape the sides with a spatula, add the scallions, 3 Tbs. of the peanut oil, 2 Tbs. of the soy sauce, 1 tsp. of the sesame oil, and process until the mixture has a paste-like texture and the garlic and ginger are minced. Season well with pepper. Use the thin tip of a sharp knife to score both sides of the meat in a diagonal crosshatch pattern, going across the grain, making each slit about 1/4-inch deep. Put the meat in a 9x13-inch nonreactive dish and season well with salt. Pour the marinade over the meat and rub it into the scored crevices.
Lay the meat either on a cold broiler pan or on the hot grill; broil or grill, turning once, until done to your liking, 8 to 10 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the meat to a warmed serving tray and let it rest for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 3 Tbs. peanut oil, 1-1/2 Tbs. soy sauce, 3/4 tsp. sesame oil, and the rice vinegar. Slice the meat thinly on the diagonal and serve drizzled with the sauce.
Make Ahead Tips
You can marinate the steak a day ahead, refrigerated, but salt it just before cooking.
Serve with Basic White Rice and Crisp Asian Broccoli.
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Photo: Scott Phillips