I received this sample of Kikkoman’s Lime Ponzu sauce a while back as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. It is a fantastic dipping sauce for Chinese dimsum such as potstickers, dumplings or siomai. And if you want it spicy, just add a squirt of sriracha sauce or crushed garlic and you are all set. The other day, I tried to use it as a marinade for this beautiful piece of flank steak we had for lunch. London broil, as I eventually learned from the various food channels, is a way of cooking a flank or round steak. I always thought it is what that cut of meat is called. Apparently not. In any case, I was told that london broil is typically marinated before grilling thus this recipe. Instead of using plain soy sauce and adding citrus, vinegar and garlic, I mixed the ponzu sauce with a bit more ingredients and then marinated the steak overnight. The result was a wonderful flavor!
Lime Ponzu Marinated London Broil
- 1/4 cup Kikkoman lime ponzu sauce
- 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs agave nectar or honey
- 2 tsbp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt and pepper
- approximately 2 lbs london broil steak
- Place london broil cut of meat in a ziploc bag. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and stir. Pour over the london broil, seal and shake. Refrigerate overnight.
- Remove meat from bag and let sit until room temperature. Heat grill or broiler in oven. Cook meat, about 2 – 3 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove from heat, let rest for 2 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain and serve warm.