Imperial ranch flat iron steak by Chef Anthony Florian of Seven Hills restaurant as seen on Sat. Oct 8, 2016, in San Francisco, California. (Photo By Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
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The Unique Method To Add Extra Flavor To Your Grilled Flat Iron Steak
A collaboration between researchers gave way to what we know as the flat iron steak, considered to be the second most tender cut of steak behind filet mignon. Flat iron steak is one of the best cuts for grilling and is something chef Kate Shungu of Gift of Hospitality has been developing with her Herby Grilled Flat Iron Steak recipe.
Shungu utilizes a cooking twist that you might not be familiar with — reverse marinade, or post marinade. As the name implies, this method involves soaking the cooked food in a marinade after it’s finished cooking, which grilling expert Adam Perry Lang says is “a great way to impart bright flavors.”
The intense heat from grilling might alter the bright marinade’s flavors, but those flavors will stay sharp when applied to a warm, already-cooked piece of meat. Shungu says, “It’s faster than a traditional marinade, but just as flavorful,” with her marinade calling for garlic, capers, lemon juice, and olive oil to infuse the grilled meat quickly with a ton of flavor.