Okay…let me just start by pointing that I know I say what I’m about to say a lot: “This is the best thing ever.” And I can truly tell you that I fully believe my descriptions every single time! I will never rave about a recipe that I’m actually not that crazy about.
So…you have to believe me and try not to roll your eyes when I say that this is SERIOUSLY the best flank steak I have ever had. Ever. Not only is it the best flank steak I’ve ever had, it’s also one of the best recipes I’ve ever posted all around…not just the flank steak category.
I’m sorrryyyyyyyyyyy that I sound like a broken record 99.8% of the time in all of my posts, but it would be an injustice to this heavenly steak if I didn’t describe it accurately. Do you want that? Do you??? Best thing ever. Drop the mic.
I read somewhere that pureed pear is a traditional ingredient in Korean marinades (specifically Bulgogi), and that fun fact was too awesomely weird not to try. Apparently there are enzymes in pears that break down meat, hence why they are perfect for marinades!
This worked a billion times better than I anticipated – the meat was literally melt-in-your-mouth tender. You can pull it apart with your fingers…and it’s flank steak! A traditionally tough meat! Not only was it tender, but ohhhh my goodness, was it flavorful. Along with pear in the marinade, there was also garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and black pepper. Flaavvaaa city.
It is indescribably delicious!…