“Do you smell that? I think someone’s house is on fire. I’ve been smelling it all day.”
I sniffed the air. Mmmmm. That’s not a house. That’s my backyard.
“Oh, that’s us. Randy is smoking a brisket.”
Or maybe it’s the fact that Randy loves cooking over open flames.
He’s created quite A Pleasant Little Outdoor Kitchen.The quality of meat is important to us. When I stumbled across Open Nature’s Grass Fed Flank Steak at Market Street I quickly swiped it up. Grass fed beef is sometimes hard to come by, and when given an opportunity to purchase it, I do without hesitation.
I turned back around to Market Street. Took the kids back into the grocery store (and of course got them another free cookie) and grabbed a bag of Stubbs 100% all natural charcoal briquettes.Saturday arrived, the flank steak was prepped and the grill was lit.
While I was busy cooking the sides I heard a holler.
“Rebecca, you’re going to want a picture of this!”
“You know that this is going to have to be turned into an APLK recipe now,” I told him.
Caveman Flank Steak
2 pounds flank steak
2 teaspoons kosher salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
- Prepare enough charcoal to cover the bottom of your grill using your preferred method. I use a chimney starter for its efficiency, but newspaper and a pile of charcoal will do.
- While the coals are lighting, prepare the steak.
- Divide the salt into 2 portions and evenly season each side of the steak with the salt and pepper.
- When the coals are all lit and the smoke has stopped, smooth out a layer of lit coals on the bottom of your grill. Allow a few minutes for the temperature to settle and to make sure all the coals are lit.
- Right before adding the steak, fan the charcoal vigorously to blow off any loose ash.
- Add the steak directly on the coals. With the lid open, cook for 1 minute 40 seconds.
- Flip the steak and cook for another 1 minute 40 seconds.
- Remove the steak and wrap in a layer of foil. Let the steak rest for at least 10 minutes.
- Thinly slice across the grain of the meat on a bias and enjoy.