Grilled Flank Steak With Red Pepper Pesto

"Time to drag out the BBQ and fire it up, along with the wine coolers! This is delish! What a great way to celebrate a summer get-together, pool party, or just to have the family together!"
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  • Mix the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper together, and brush the mixture on the flank steak. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the raw red pepper, shallot, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the peppers soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the roasted red peppers and vinegar and cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat, cool and stir in the basil and the pine nuts.(this can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It should be served at room temperature.).
  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Grill the flank steak for 4 to 8 minutes on each side, depending on the desired doneness. Let the steak rest on a carving plate for 1 or 2 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice the steak on the bias and serve it with the red pepper pesto.
  • For an Asian twist: Substitute 1 tablespoons soy sauce for the balsamic vinegar. Also, add 1 tsp.minced ginger and Dijon mustard to the marinade.

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  1. Really the red pepper pesto alone deserves more than 5 stars, I used my recipe#293095 and reduced the basil only slightly, and I have to say I used my own marinade for the flank steak, the pesto paired up wonderful with the steak, thank you for a wonderful long weekend dinner that my family enjoyed very much!


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