Friday, February 12, 2010

Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

The Super Bowl is over, and after spending a week in MIA I am finally back in my kitchen.  What a week it was!  I don’t think I have ever been so exhausted in my life…but it was worth it.  To experience the Saints winning the Super Bowl from the sideline is a memory I will never forget!

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I returned home Tuesday morning to an empty fridge and no desire to go to the grocery store.  But I finally went yesterday and got the ingredients to make this week’s CEiMB recipe…hosted by yours truly!

I selected this recipe for several reasons: 1) I love beef, 2) I love blue cheese, and 3) the recipe was in the new cookbook I got from Danielle for Christmas…and I hadn’t cooked from it yet.

Yesterday I marinated the meat all day.  When I got home from the studio I seared the steak in a skillet on the stove and then put the whole thing under the broiler. 

I turned the blue cheese sauce into a salad dressing.  The dressing was loosely based on this recipe…for the sour cream and mayo I did 2 tbsp Greek yogurt and 1 tbsp mayo…and it was delish!

For my salad: shredded carrots, red bell pepper, green onion, radicchio, and romaine plus the beef and dressing…perfect dinner!

I think some people are surprised when I tell them I eat beef and cheese.  But my food philosophy is to eat REAL food that I enjoy…and if it happens to be high in fat (like both of these foods are) I do so in moderation.  This means in small amounts and/or only occasionally.  I eat cheese regularly, but in small amounts.  I eat beef about 1 to 2 times per month. 

Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

  • Per serving – 310 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated), 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein (exchanges: 1 vegetable, 4 1/2 protein, 3 fat; WW points: 7)
  • Notes – Sure 16 grams seems like a lot of fat, but only 1/3 of them are saturated…the other 11 grams are healthy unsaturated fats;  flank steak is a relatively lean cut of beef;  as mentioned above, I let the steak marinate longer than 30 minutes and then cooked it in a skillet on the stove and then under the broiler


  1. Adam would love to see that you ate beef. It looks delicious!

  2. Love your blog and all the helpful info-Thanks for sharing it with me -Molly

  3. Good pick. I especially enjoyed the blue cheese sauce although I cheated and just sprinkled some crumbly blue - no sauce - on top of my version.