Take this as another entry in my cheap dinners strain or what have you. This week, the local grocer had a sale on another budget cut of meat, the london broil. The london broil is a very economical, and if cooked right, tasty hunk of animal protein. Actually, for those who are testing my knowledge, a london broil isn’t really a cut of meat. It just refers to a preparation. The meat can either be from the flank OR the top round (shoulder) section of the cow. Either way, it qualifies as a london broil. I think more often than not, they are shoulder cuts as the flank is usually more expensive these days. I believe mine was from the shoulder. Any who, london broil was yet another steak from my childhood, so it brings back memories of week night dinners with the family.
I marinated mine in some soy sauce, garlic, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and jalapeno slices for about an hour before cooking. I preheated my broiler to high and let it stay that way for 15 minutes before doing anything (you HAVE to get a broiler super hot for it to do it’s purpose). I placed the steak on a cookie sheet, popped it in the broiler for 6 minutes a side, and then I let it rest for 5 minutes (crucial if you want your steak to actually taste juicy). It sliced it against the grain to a spectacular (and photogenic =) ) presentation. I decided to make this a real American meal by serving it with baked potato and caeser salad. Yum.