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Marcus Samuelsson's Flank Steak With Pesto

An Everyday Steak With a Twist

"Top Chef" master shows us some good eats on the grill.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Marcus Samuelsson is known for turning fresh ingredients into simply delicious dishes. This pesto topped flank steak is no different. Give it a try for dinner tonight.


  • For the pesto
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon toasted almonds
  • For the steak
  • 2 1/4-pound flank steak
  • Half Pesto Recipe
  • Cooking Directions

    For the pesto:

    Preheat grill. Place garlic cloves and jalapenos on grill, grilling until garlic is golden brown and peppers begin to blister. Set aside to cool.

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

    For the steak:

    Brush the steak in pesto and let marinate for 2 hours.

    Preheat grill.

    Grill steak for 4 minutes on each side.

    Let steak rest for 4 minutes then slice. Serve extra pesto on the side.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Marcus Samuelsson.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: basil, mint, garlic, flank steak

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Party Platter

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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