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London Broil with Soy Citrus Mayonnaise
- Active time:25 min
- Start to finish:5 1/4 hr (includes marinating)
One of the great things about this recipe is that the steak's marinade is also used in the soy citrus mayonnaise, so you get double the flavor.
- 3/4 cup fine-quality fermented soy sauce*
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bunch scallions, cut into 3-inch lengths
- 5 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- Pinch of cayenne
- 2 1/2 to 3 lb top-round London broil (1 to 1 1/2 inches thick)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
Special equipment:an instant-read thermometer
Accompaniment:toasted or grilled country bread
Combine soy sauce, red wine, juices, 2 tablespoons oil, scallions, garlic, white pepper, and cayenne in a 1-quart heavy-duty sealable plastic bag. Add steak and seal bag, pressing out air. Turn bag to coat steak, then marinate, chilled, turning bag occasionally, at least 4 hours.
Transfer steak to a plate and pour 2 tablespoons marinade through a fine-mesh sieve into a 1-quart heavy saucepan, discarding remainder or reserving for another use (see cooks' note, below). Bring steak to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook steak, uncovered, until underside is browned, about 5 minutes. Turn steak over, then reduce heat to moderately low and cover skillet. Continue cooking until thermometer inserted horizontally 2 inches into center of steak registers 120°F, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand at least 15 minutes (internal temperature of steak will rise to 130-135°F for medium-rare).
While steak cooks and stands, bring marinade in saucepan to a boil, then pour into a bowl and cool completely. Whisk in mayonnaise until combined well and chill, covered, until ready to serve.
Holding knife at a 45-degree angle, cut steak across the grain into very thin slices and transfer to a platter, then drizzle with any juices accumulated on cutting board. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled, with mayonnaise.
- Steak can be marinated up to 1 day.
- Soy citrus mayonnaise can be chilled up to 5 days.
- If reserving remaining marinade for another use, strain and cool completely, uncovered, then freeze in sealed bag. Thaw, then boil 1 minute before using.
*Available at Uwajimaya (800-889-1928).