If I ask The Kiddo what she wants for dinner, her answer is always ‘Chinese food’. If I tell her we are not having Chinese food for dinner she then replies ‘sushi’.
Fortunately for us we have a local Chinese food restaurant that does gluten free Chinese food- they make almost all their dishes gluten free, if requested, for only $1 extra. And as amazing as it is, we simply cannot eat it every day of our lives and then some.
The other night we had gotten home from gymnastics, and I open the fridge to pull out my delish grass-fed flank steak that had been marinating all day in a fabulous Paleo sauce concotion, only to find the flank steak still wrapped in it’s butcher gift wrap. I obviously had imagined preparing it to soak all day.
I don’t love eating flank steak if it hasn’t been marinated. I poke my head around the fridge… I needed a plan B. ‘Hey kiddo! What do you want for dinner?’
‘Chinese broccoli and beef!’ she shouts, like, duh mom, obviously!
‘We are not going to get Chinese tonight.’
‘Well make it yourself mom!’ well of course, why didn’t I think of that? Maybe because I don’t know how to cook Chinese food?
I stood wondering how I could make something yummy with this flank steak in less than 15 minutes that would taste scrumdidlyumptious without being marinated all day.
So, in true Aimee fashion, I just started pulling stuff out of the fridge.
Added 2 Z’s of olive oil to the pan to warm.
Diced ½ a white onion and added it to a pan.
Added a pinch of sea salt and several cranks on the pepper mill.
Let that sauté for 3-4 minutes.
the flank steak, cut into strips.
¼ cup raw coconut aminos
¼ cup Tamari
6 finely diced chives
Juice from 1 medium orange
1 tsp crushed garlic
¼ tsp granulated garlic with parsley
Once that was mixed together, I added 1 bunch of broccolini.
I let that cook over medium heat until the flank steak was medium-medium rare and the broccolini was tender. You can cook this until the steak reaches your desired temperature, the broccolini will surely be done as well.
I served it in bowls and added some fresh orange zest on top.
* This is Paleo and Gluten Free. However, some folks who follow Paleo do not include Tamari (gluten free soy sauce) in their cooking repertoire, and so if this is you, simply exclude the Tamari, and add more Coconut aminos.