Marinade for Flank Steak with Lime, Honey and Garlic

flank steak recipe

I threw this together for a last minute dinner and it was soooooo yummy. My daughter was sopping up the juices with her finger.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Time Required: Prep Time – 10min; Marinate Time – 1-3 hours; Cook Time – about 20 minutes


3lbs of flank steak (Costco sells them with two steaks in a package, generally 3-4 lbs).  Adjust marinade if you have more or less meat.
Season with coarse Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Marinade for Flank Steak

Juice of 6 limes
Juice of 3 tangerines/clementines
3T Balsamic Vinegar
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 T Manuka Honey
1/4 cup olive oil



Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Place steaks and marinade in a zip top bag and let marinate for at least an hour or up to 3 if you have the time.

Grilled flank steak

In the marinade

Let meat come to room temperature by removing from the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to grill it. Start your grill for high heat. You will cook the meat over direct heat.

flank steak

On the grill

Cook meat until your desired temperature. I like this particular cut medium-rare. Remove from grill and let rest for about 10 minutes, transfer to a cutting board and cut AGAINST THE GRAIN of the meat and on a bias in thin strips. This is critical for a flank steak. It is not that tender on its own. Cutting against the grain helps break down the muscle fibers and makes chew time a lot less. Check out our video to help explain how to cut against the grain and how to cut on a bias.

Marinated flank steak flank steak recipe

Important Tips:

Already said it, but please cut against the grain!

Got Leftovers?:

Great for sandwiches or quesadillas the next day.


  1. Saralee says:

    I use the leftover lime rinds to rub on my hands…it helps to get the garlic smell off of them

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