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Asian Chimichurri Steak | Foolproof Asian Flank Steak Marinade

by Jamie

This foolproof Asian flank steak marinade has brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin & garlic. Marinate overnight for tender, juicy Asian marinated flank steak! Top with a spicy Asian chimichurri sauce for chimichurri steak.

Asian marinated flank steak, spicy Asian chimichurri steak with fresh herbs on a white plate

This is a foolproof recipe for Asian flank steak marinade! You’ll end up with tender, juicy steak that just melts in your mouth. This Asian steak marinade adds a delicious sweet and savory flavor from the brown sugar, soy sauce, and mirin. Top with a spicy Asian chimichurri sauce for an unforgettable chimichurri steak dinner! marinated Asian flank steak with spicy Asian chimichurri on white plates with herbs

Growing up in an Asian household, I ate a lot of Asian marinated steak. My favorite part was the caramelized marinade on the outside of the steak which intensifies in flavor during the cooking process. This Asian flank steak marinade gives you that caramelization because of the brown sugar and mirin. The mirin also acts to tenderize the meat during the marination. If you love Korean marinated beef, you’ll love this marinade as the flavors are very similar.

Asian marinated flank steak, spicy Asian chimichurri steak on white plates with herbs

Spicy Asian Chimichurri Steak

I always crave fresh greens when eating a heavy meal which is why I love chimichurri steak. Pair your Asian marinated flank steak with this herbaceous, spicy Asian chimichurri sauce made with parsley, cilantro, basil, and hot chilis peppers.

Asian chimichurri sauce in a glass mason jar

Serve with this spicy Asian chimichurri sauce!

Asian Steak Marinade Uses:

This marinade can be used on the following cuts of meat:

  • flank steak
  • skirt steak
  • flat iron
  • galbi – Korean short ribs
  • bulgogi – thinly sliced Korean beef

Asian marinated flank steak, spicy Asian chimichurri steak on white plates

How to Make Asian Marinated Flank Steak:

Prepare the Asian flank steak marinade

  • soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • mirin
  • garlic
  • ginger

Let the flank steak marinate for at least 6 hours but I recommend overnight for a more tender steak.

Bring the steak to room temperature before cooking as this ensures consistent cooking throughout.

For a medium rare steak, the internal temperature should reach 130 degrees F before removing it from the heat. This was about 6 – 7 minutes of cooking on both sides for a 1 inch thick flank steak.

I recommend using a cast iron pan as this holds heat consistently and longer.

Let the steak rest for 5 minutes loosely covered so the juices redistribute into the steak. Slice thinly and top with spicy Asian chimichurri sauce.

Asian marinated flank steak, chimichurri steak

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Asian marinated flank steak, spicy Asian chimichurri steak with fresh herbs on a white plate

Asian Chimichurri Steak | Foolproof Asian Flank Steak Marinade

This foolproof Asian flank steak marinade has brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin & garlic. Marinate overnight for tender, juicy Asian marinated flank steak! Served with a spicy Asian chimichurri sauce!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 432kcal

Ingredients

Asian Steak Marinade

Instructions

  • Place the flank steak into a large ziplock bag. Mix together the ingredients for the Asian steak marinade and add it to the flank steak. Using the plastic bag, massage the steak and make sure the marinade evenly covers the steak. Let the flank steak marinate in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Overnight is recommended.
  • Take the flank steak out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature as this ensures even cooking. Add clarified butter to a pan and heat over medium high heat until it just barely starts to smoke. Remove the steak from the bag, drip off the excess, and lay it flat on your hot pan.
  • For medium rare steak: Leave the steak to sear on one side for about 6 - 7 minutes for a 1 inch thick steak. Then flip it over and leave it to sear on the other side for another 6 - 7 minutes. If using a meat thermometer, check that the internal temperature of your steak is 130° which will get you a medium rare done steak. Adjust the cooking time according to how you like your steak.
  • Place the steak on a plate, loosely cover with foil, and let it rest for 5 - 6 minutes to let the juices redistribute into the meat. Serve the flank steak with spicy Asian chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg
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Asian Chimichurri Steak | Foolproof Asian Flank Steak Marinade

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21 comments

Bob October 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm

I like the spin with the sauce on the steak, I am going to have to try this. I really like the contrast of the sauce to the steak!

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Jessica Formicola September 3, 2019 - 5:34 pm

5 stars
I love chimichurri, and this looks so delicious! Those Asian flavors sound so incredible!

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 11:07 pm

Thank you Jessica! The Asian flavors added so much to this dish. Hope you enjoy it!

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Kushigalu September 3, 2019 - 3:52 pm

5 stars
Such a flavorful and delicious platter. I would love to try the steak recipe soon.

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 11:06 pm

Thank you Kushigalu! The marinade really added tons of flavor! Hope you enjoy it.

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Jacque Hooper September 3, 2019 - 2:15 pm

5 stars
I know what I will be having for dinner tonight! A restaurant worthy recipe, indeed! Yum!

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 11:05 pm

Thanks Jacque! Hope you enjoy it!

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Gloria September 3, 2019 - 1:42 pm

5 stars
Love the sound of this delicious steak. Homemade chimichurri is the best. I was so happy that I was able to have a herb garden this summer. My family would devour this for sure.

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 11:04 pm

Thanks Gloria, homemade is definitely the best! I also made this with my first successful herb garden! 😀

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Sharon September 3, 2019 - 1:35 pm

5 stars
Next time I’m craving a steak dinner I am reaching for this recipe fur sure! The chimichurri on the top just sets it apart from all other steak recipes out there.

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 11:03 pm

Thank you Sharon, that’s such a compliment! The chimichurri is definite must! 🙂

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Veena Azmanov September 2, 2019 - 8:59 pm

5 stars
This is mouth melting, delicious and flavorful. I love the platter.

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 1:07 pm

Thank you Veena! We all loved it for dinner!

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Dahn September 2, 2019 - 8:55 pm

Oh yes! I love Korean marinated beef. The mirin sounds like an absolute must in this recipe.

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 1:07 pm

Thank you Dahn! Yes the mirin helps tenderize the meat so don’t want to skip that part! 😀

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Sara Welch September 2, 2019 - 7:07 pm

What an easy and flavorful recipe! This will be perfect on our steak tomorrow night; looking forward to this, indeed!

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 1:06 pm

Thank you Sara! Chimichurri steak is such a great combo!

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Caitlyn Erhardt September 2, 2019 - 6:01 pm

5 stars
YUM! This steak looks perfectly cooked, and the chimichurri sauce is the perfect addition!

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 1:06 pm

Thanks Caitlyn! The chimichurri sauce complemented the steak so well!

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Cathy September 2, 2019 - 4:48 pm

5 stars
This steak looks so tender and juicy, I cannot wait to make it! Love the chimichurri sauce served beside too! Excellent recipe with perfect Asian flavors!

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Jamie
Jamie September 3, 2019 - 1:05 pm

Thank you so much Cathy! The marinade definitely helps make it tender and juicy!

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