Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak: Performance Paleo Cookbook | stephgaudreau.com

Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak

Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak: Performance Paleo Cookbook | stephgaudreau.com

Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak is the first recipe preview I’m sharing with you from my soon-to-be-released cookbook, The Performance Paleo Cookbook

With less than one month before it comes out on January 6, 2015, I’ve gotten the go-ahead to start posting a few exclusive recipes here on the site to get your taste buds working! I’m starting off with a bang with this uber-tasty and flavor party of a dish, Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak.

I am so, SO excited to be nearly to release day. You’ve supported me through the better part of a year on this cookbook journey, and I know you’ll love the food. Remember to pre-order for the best savings!

From The Performance Paleo Cookbook

Tender-Asian Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak is a really special piece of meat and when prepared well, its melt-in-your-mouth tender. Because it can be somewhat tough, there are some tricks I use to make it more delicate, like marinating it for several hours to break down the tough fibers, cooking it at really high heat to sear it and lock in the juices and slicing it against the grain. Set it up to go the night before or in the morning before you leave for work, and all youll have to do is cook it when you get home! Serve it on top of a tossed green salad with some avocado for a nourishing, complete meal.

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Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 456 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

Dig into scrumptious Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak from The Performance Paleo Cookbook. Protein-packed to fuel your workout!



  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and sliced into thin coins
  • 3 green onions white and light green parts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the coconut oil in a plastic zip-top bag or a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Longer is definitely better, up to 24 hours. Remove the meat and pat it dry. Discard the marinade.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add the coconut oil. When it shimmers, add the steak, and sear for 3 minutes until a golden brown crust has formed. Flip the steak and sear the other side for 3 minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium-low and cook until it’s to your preference, about 4 more minutes for medium.
  3. Let rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Cut into thin strips, against the grain (muscle fibers). It’ll be really tender that way.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Tender Asian-Marinated Flank Steak (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 1037mg43%
Potassium 823mg24%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 Responses

  1. Made this tonight and served it over your best cauliflower side dish-SO good! This will remain in rotation- lovely and fresh!

  2. One of the best things I’ve ever cooked. My boyfriend went nuts over this. Served it with Fried Cauliflower Rice! AH-MAY-ZING.

  3. I made this recipe last night and omg the family raved about it, so delicious!! I never knew you could cook flank steak for such a short time and have it turn out so tender, such a revelation. Thanks again for sharing this with us!!

  4. Delicious! My kids want me to make it once a week but with butter steak. Easy and a hit in a our new eating healthy/whole foods.

      1. Bought butter steak and trying this again -thank you so much for sharing! Girls are so excited about dinner tonight!

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