North African Flank Steak

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A zesty spice rub of coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and thyme enhances the caramelized crust that forms when the steak is pan-seared. From Good Housekeeping's Best Recipes 2004.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients except steak and oil. Rub spice mixture on both sides of steak. If you like, place steak on plate; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes Meanwhile, in nonstick 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Add steak to skillet and cook 14-16 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness, turning steak over once.
  3. Transfer steak to cutting board.
  4. To serve, thinly slice steak diagonally against the grain.


Most Helpful

I liked it a lot, but made the mistake of turning over the steak to much... Goes well with harisasauce.

jan.diriken August 21, 2007

I loved this treatment for flank steak - so easy with no real preparation. The spice combination was really good, flavorful without being spicy. I had extra and used it n roasted vegetables which were also great. My meat was really quite cold - just barely defrosted - so I let it rest 20 minutes before cooking. Made this in a cast iron skillet heated until almost smoking, then turned the heat down after adding the steak. Tis gave me a beatiful spice crust that sealed the steak quite nicely. I cooked my steak a total of 9 minutes which gave me a rare center and medium ends. Guessing 15 minutes would be very closer to well done. Also, I let the steak rest 5 minutes before cutting. Vy tender and juicy.

justcallmetoni October 16, 2006

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