Half Your Brain

Many years ago my oldest son came home from elementary school. We asked him what he learned that day. He replied that he learned in science that the brain was divided into two hemispheres. He went on to tell us that the left side had to do with logic, math, science and reasoning. I then asked what about the right brain.

He got a look on his face and said that the right brain was involved in creativity, feelings, poetry and other stuff. He then said, “I can’t believe half of your brain is wasted like that!”. He is now studying to be an engineer…

Lemony Flank Steak

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This steak hits both hemispheres.

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The soy and the lemon give it a great flavor.

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On both sides of the steak, make the cross-hatch pattern. This allows the flavor to get deep.

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You can see the cross-hatch.

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Tangy and flavorful!

Lemony Flank Steak

prep 15 minutes ∙ cook 15 mins ∙ source Bhg.com


  • 1 1-1/2-pound beef flank steak or boneless beef top sirloin steak
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Fresh oregano leaves (optional)


1. Trim fat from meat. Score meat on both sides by making shallow cuts at 1-inch intervals in a diamond pattern. Place meat in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, combine the lemon peel, lemon juice, sugar, soy sauce, oregano, and pepper. Pour over meat; close bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours. Drain meat, reserving marinade.

2. Preheat broiler. Place meat on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 15 to 18 minutes for medium (160 degree F), turning and brushing once with marinade halfway through broiling. Discard any remaining marinade.

3. To serve, thinly slice meat diagonally across the grain. If desired, garnish with lemon slices and fresh oregano leaves. Makes 6 servings.

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Categories: Beef 2, Fruit 2, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Half Your Brain”

  1. September 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I love flank steak, and this combo of lemon and oregano with a little of the salt from the soy sauce sounds great! I also love the idea of cross hatching the meat before you marinate it – I’ve never tried that with a flank steak. Thanks!


  2. rachez
    September 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    Reblogged this on Journey Into My World of Food and commented:
    Sounds quick, easy, not a lot of ingredients and delish! Gonna have to try this one 🙂


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