Flank Steak Wraps with Cilantro Lime Dressing

For many with children, these next couple of weeks are filled with so many emotions. Going back to school during a pandemic has not been the ideal situation we all thought would happen. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for the health of all of our children, families and teachers. This week when you cook a meal together as a family (this one or your own), I encourage you to ask the questions we have listed to the elders in your family.

Hugs,
Claire

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About this Recipe

When I turned 25, I bought my first house. The first thing I can remember is that “I have no idea how to cook anything other than what’s in a box”. Expressing my concerns to my family, my Aunt Ann came to my rescue gifting me a yearly subscription to “Everyday Food” by Martha Stewart. I loved these magazines and would go through and pick out recipes to make. The following recipe is one that came from Martha’s “Everyday Food” magazine and has been adapted over the years.

This meal was also a recipe that sealed the deal with Jason and I. Here’s why:

  • It’s his absolute favorite of what I make. (Thanks’ Martha for securing me a husband)
  • Cilantro gets stuck in your teeth, so you have to be comfortable eating this around people you truly love.
  • He slurps the dressing off the plate when he is done-and I was more than ok with that.
  • Dressing will be all over your chin and hands- it takes eating during a date to a whole new level.

NOTES:

  • Read recipe through before making. I love salty things so with the sauce on this recipe, start small first and add as necessary.
  • Put roll of paper towels out while eating as it can get very messy.
  • This week we are not including a dessert- because we are always so stuffed when we eat this dish- it’s honestly our families favorite.
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Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish. 

Try it yourself!  Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper!
  1. What challenges have you faced, and how did you overcome them?
  2. Looking back at a difficult time, describe the good that came from it?
  3. List as a family (or own your own/with friends) some of the benefits that have occurred during the quarantine.

 

Cilantro Lime Flank Steak Wraps

Ingredients:

For the Steak: 

  • 1.5 lbs Flank Steak
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic salt 

For the Dressing: 

  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ cup avocado oil (can use vegetable oil)
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 2 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper 

For the Wraps: 

  • 1 head butter lettuce (may also be called living lettuce)
  • 1 package Maifun rick stick (rice noodles), you can also use bean thread noodles
  • 6 green onions diced
  • 1 mango (fruit sliced thin)

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

    • Season flank steak with salt, pepper and garlic salt on both sides
    • Adjust oven rack to highest position
    • Place broil pan into oven
    • Heat oven to 500 or Broil (allow oven to heat before placing steak inside oven)
    • While oven is heating, in a measuring cup whisk avocado oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Taste and add salt if needed. (I like things salty so you can start with a smaller amount).
    • Wash butter leaves carefully so not to tear them.
    • Make Maifun noodles according to the directions on the package.
    • Place steak on hot broil pan and cook for 7 minutes on one side. Flip the steak over and cook again for 7 minutes on the other side.
    • Remove steak and set on cutting board to rest. Cover with tin foil for 10 minutes.
    • Dice green onions, place in bowl. Slice mango, place in a bowl. Lay lettuce on a plate for serving.
    • After steak has rested, slice against the grain and into smaller pieces to place into the lettuce wrap.

    How to construct lettuce wrap:

    • Set lettuce on plate.
    • Place some rice noodles.
    • Place steak on noodles.
    • Top with green onions and mango.
    • Place a couple small spoonful’s of dressing over the lettuce wrap.
    • Grab side of lettuce and eat.