Oriental Flat Iron Steaks Oriental Flat Iron Steaks

Oriental Flat Iron Steaks

A delicious beef recipe,featuring flat iron steaks, with an oriental twist. It is ideal for the barbecue during the warmer months. A great alternative cut for those who like their steaks.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
15 minutes

4 people

Based on a 2cm thick steak

To Cook Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

To Cook Medium: 4 minutes on each side

To Cook Well Done: 6 minutes on each side


  • 4 x 175g lean flat-iron steaks
  • For the Oriental Marinade:

  • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 100ml medium sherry
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared minced ginger (available in jars)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • Freshly milled black pepper


  1. To prepare the marinade; in a large shallow non-metallic dish mix all the ingredients together. Place the steaks in the marinade mixture and coat well on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours, or overnight if time allows.
  2. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 1 hour before cooking to bring up to room temperature.
  3. Remove the steaks from the marinade (discard the marinade) and cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference. Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve the steaks with a broccoli and pasta salad.