Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dad's Flank Steak With Mom's Super Stuffings

I love Sunday dinner, particularly the fact that dad gives me a day off from cooking. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook. I enjoy creating new dishes plus making the go-to comfort food daily. But I have to admit, it is a nice change every now and then when dad takes over in the kitchen.

My dad is a good cook and an excellent grill master. We can't wait for the first sign of spring when the grill outside can be fired up. The food that dad creates on the grill is phenomenal. I can grill too but compared to dad's expertise with meat on the grill, I am no where near his league. The fact that we gone through 8- 25lb propane gas tanks over the course of spring, summer and early fall last year is a good indication of how much we love the grill. Plus mom's constant warning of not heating up the house in the summer, that'll make us fire up the grill even more. Yeah, mom is funny that way.

Back to the flank steak. So, dad decided to make his roast flank steak with stuffing last Sunday. The steak came out so good that he insisted I shared the recipe on the blog with all of you nice folks. Funny thing about my parents, they used to complain my photo taking session prior to dinner cos I need a lot of pics for my food porn. After I began my own blog, mom and dad are more interested in me taking food pics and even help with the selection of recipes that I should post on my blog. They are great!

Dad's perfect roast beef flank with Mom's Super Stuffings.

Mom's Super Stuffings - New-England Style
(Makes about 5 cups of stuffings)
1 loaf of white bread (24oz)
1 1/2 tsp of Bell's seasoning
1 tsp of rubbed sage
1 stick of butter
1 rib of celery,  finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
salt & black pepper, to taste


Step 1: Cut bread into small cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: In a microwave safe dish, melt a stick of butter with chopped onion and celery for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in the microwave oven.

Step 3: Toss the melted butter, onion and celery into the bread. Add in Bell's Seasoning and rubbed sage. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

 Set aside until ready to use.

Dad's Flank Steak with Stuffings
3lb flank steak
5 cups of Mom's Super Stuffings
Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F or 178C. Place flank steak in between plastic wrap. Using a mallet, lightly pound the flank steak to even thickness. Do not over pound the steak. This step is just to ensure even thickness to ease the stuffing later.

Step 2: Remove the top layer of the plastic wrap. Place the stuffing in the center of the steak. With the help of the plastic wrap at the bottom, roll both sides of the flank steak so that it seals the stuffing. Use skewer to hold the edges together.

Step 3: Place steak on the wire rack in the roasting pan. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, depending on desire doneness. Dad took the steak out at 55 minutes for medium rare.

Need I say more?

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