Chinois Marinated Grilled London Broil with Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette Recipe

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angeli Published: May 20, 2020 Modified: September 18, 2020

You could also substitute New York or rib-eye steaks if you prefer. Whichever cut becomes your London broil, our Chinois marinade complements its rich flavor and enhances its tenderness. It shouldn’t spend much time in the marinade, either, since the steak is fairly thin. Then, after the steak is grilled, you leave it to rest for about 10 minutes before carving, to allow the bubbling-hot juices to settle back into the meat’s fibers. As a final touch, spoon your Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette over the carved meat. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new world of grilling possibilities with our Grilled London Broil Recipe.

How To Make Chinois Marinated Grilled London Broil with Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette

A well-marinated steak that's broiled to a tender and juicy outcome. It's sliced into thin strips and served with an aromatic cilantro-mint vinaigrette.

Marinated London Broil:

  • 2 London broil steaks (each 1-1/2 to 2 lb.)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup mirin (sweet sake)
  • 2 tbsp Asian sesame oil
  • 2 cups scallions (chopped )
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced )
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes (crushed )
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • black pepper (freshly ground)

Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette:

  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves (coarsely chopped )
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves (coarsely chopped )
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves (coarsely chopped )
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger (minced )
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • Splash of chili oil (optional)
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • Salt
  • black pepper (freshly ground )

For the London Broil:

  1. Thoroughly trim the London broil of connective tissue and excess fat; put them in a shallow, flat reactive dish large enough to hold them side by side.

  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, scallions, ginger, red pepper flakes and garlic to taste.

  3. Pour the mixture over the steaks, cover and leave them in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Before cooking, remove the steaks from the marinade and leave them at room temperature.
  5. Discard the marinade.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare a fire in an outdoor grill or preheat a broiler or ridged grill pan.
  7. Grill or broil them until medium rare, about 5 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
  9. Season the steaks on both sides with black pepper.

For the Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette:

  1. While the grill is heating, prepare the vinaigrette.
  2. Put the vinegar, mint, cilantro, parsley, honey, ginger, egg yolk, and, if you want spicier results, a little chili oil in a blender or food processor. (If you’re wary of eating raw egg yolk, simply leave it out; your dressing will be less rich and thick but no less delicious.)
  3. Blend or process until the herbs are finely chopped and a smooth paste has formed.

  4. With the machine running, slow drizzle in the peanut oil to form a smooth emulsion.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.
  6. To serve, carve the steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
  7. Drizzle the sliced steak with the vinaigrette.

How To Make Chinois Marinated Grilled London Broil with Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette

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A well-marinated steak that's broiled to a tender and juicy outcome. It's sliced into thin strips and served with an aromatic cilantro-mint vinaigrette.

Prep: 25 mins
Marinate: 2 hrs
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

Marinated London Broil:

  • 2 London broil steaks, each 1-1/2 to 2 lb.
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup mirin, sweet sake
  • 2 tbsp Asian sesame oil
  • 2 cups scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • black pepper, freshly ground

Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette:

  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 egg yolk, optional
  • Splash of chili oil, optional
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • Salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

For the London Broil:

  1. Thoroughly trim the London broil of connective tissue and excess fat; put them in a shallow, flat reactive dish large enough to hold them side by side.

  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, scallions, ginger, red pepper flakes and garlic to taste.

  3. Pour the mixture over the steaks, cover and leave them in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Before cooking, remove the steaks from the marinade and leave them at room temperature.
  5. Discard the marinade.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare a fire in an outdoor grill or preheat a broiler or ridged grill pan.
  7. Grill or broil them until medium rare, about 5 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
  9. Season the steaks on both sides with black pepper.

For the Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette:

  1. While the grill is heating, prepare the vinaigrette.
  2. Put the vinegar, mint, cilantro, parsley, honey, ginger, egg yolk, and, if you want spicier results, a little chili oil in a blender or food processor. (If you're wary of eating raw egg yolk, simply leave it out; your dressing will be less rich and thick but no less delicious.)
  3. Blend or process until the herbs are finely chopped and a smooth paste has formed.

  4. With the machine running, slow drizzle in the peanut oil to form a smooth emulsion.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.
  6. To serve, carve the steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
  7. Drizzle the sliced steak with the vinaigrette.
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