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London Broil with Soy Citrus Mayonnaise

  • Active time:25 min
  • Start to finish:5 1/4 hr (includes marinating)
July 2005
London broil comes in different weights and thicknesses; it may be necessary to use two pieces to get the proper amount for this dish.

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.
Cooks’ notes:
  • 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).
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