Summer might be winding down around the region, but outdoor grilling and entertaining doesn’t have to stop. Here’s a great recipe from Bon Appétit perfect for late summer parties: pounded flank steaks with zucchini salsa. Show us how yours turned out by using: #genuinerecipes
- 1½ pounds zucchini, cut into ¼-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped oregano, plus leaves for serving
- ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for steak
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- 1 1½-pound piece flank steak
- Toss zucchini, vinegar, chopped oregano, and ¼ cup oil in a medium bowl to combine; season zucchini salsa with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Prepare a grill for high heat. Meanwhile, flatten your steak. Cover a cutting board with a long piece of plastic wrap and set steak on top; fold plastic over steak to cover. Using the smooth side of a meat mallet, pound steak to about ½" thick. (Don’t hold back; you want it good and roughed up.) Pat steak dry with paper towels; season generously with salt and rub a bit of oil all over. Grill until browned, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. (You might not get that much color on this steak because it’s so thin, but you don’t want it to be overcooked.) Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest 5–10 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise with the grain, then slice thinly against the grain.
- Arrange steak on a platter and spoon half of reserved salsa along with some juices over steak. Top with oregano leaves. Serve remaining salsa alongside.