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Tequila-Marinated Flank Steak

I realized I haven't really been doing many marinades or spice rubs, as I inevitably like meat with just salt and pepper.  But... I realized that also gets really boring!  So welcome to what I'm sure will be a string of many spice and marinade experiments.

Tequila-Marinated Flank Steak

Ingredients:

- 1 piece of flank steak; mine was about 8 oz.
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 2 T. white tequila
- 1 T. cumin
- 1 Asian pear, thinly sliced
- 3 radishes, thinly sliced
- cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (remove the seeds and ribs to decrease the heat)
- One lime, zested and juiced
- salt
- pepper
- olive oil

In a plastic food storage bag, combine the garlic, soy, tequila, and cumin.  Add the steak to the bag, massaging the marinade over the steak.  Let the steak marinade for 1 hour.

Heat a large skillet or grill pan.  Drizzle in a light layer of olive oil.  Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry.  Season with salt and pepper and add the steak to the pan.  Cook it for 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare.  Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest.

Slice your veggies and toss them together.  Add the lime juice and zest, season with salt and pepper, and add a little bit of oil if needed.  Add in the cilantro.

Slice the steak and plate it, adding the radish salad on top.