Flat Iron Steak with Basil Aioli
This flat iron steak with basil aioli is a delicious weeknight meal, ready in about 25 minutes. This recipe can serve two if you're only having the steak and sauce, but it will serve four if you serve it with a few sides or a nice, large salad. This aioli is rich and creamy deliciousness - and it's easy to make! Please see the note below on consuming raw eggs, before you make this recipe.
What Makes this Steak and Aioli Recipe Great
The pairing of the flank steak and the aioli is a delightful mix of flavors. It’s ready in just 25 minutes and it’s very easy to prepare. It makes for a great weekend meal, but it’s also elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. You can pair this dish with a veggie side or salad like this shaved zucchini salad or this shredded Brussels sprouts and kale salad.
Ideal Temperature and Cook Time for Flat Iron Steak
Flat iron steak is very versatile, but it tastes best cooked to medium-rare or 135 F (on an instant-read thermometer). Flat iron steak is great for grilling as it can be cooked quickly and is usually a consistent thickness. A pound of flat iron steak can be cooked in 8 to 10 minutes.
How to Prep Flat Iron Steak
Flat iron steak should be cooked three to five days after you purchase it. Keep it wrapped while it’s in the refrigerator, but pull it it out and unwrap it about 30 minutes to an hour before you grill it. Allow it to come to room temperature on the counter and sprinkle it with some kosher salt.
What is Flat Iron Steak?
Flat iron steak is also called top blade steak, top blade filet, and shoulder top blade steak. It’s a cut from the shoulder of the cow - it’s usually very tender and flavorful. It’s a great steak to combine with marinades and sauces.
Tips for this Recipe
You can make this recipe on an outdoor grill or on a grill pan on your stovetop. This is the grill pan I recommend. If you’d like a less expensive version, I think this one is quite good. For our outdoor grill, we have a Napoleon Rogue 425, we love it!
This recipe can by made with any kind of steak you'd like - I just found some wonderful flat iron steak. This would work with flat steaks like flank or skirt just as easily!
I hope you enjoy this easy dinner recipe! I think you'll find it incredibly satisfying! Please let me know if you make it, you can connect with me on Instagram or Facebook.
Please note - consuming raw eggs may increase the risk of food borne illnesses. Children, pregnant women, and the elderly should not consume raw eggs.
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