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Flank Steak and Asparagus Recipe for the Ninja Foodi Flank Steak and Asparagus Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

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Flank Steak and Asparagus Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This flank steak and asparagus recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Seared steak, sautéed asparagus, all cooked up in my trusty Ninja Foodi. Simple, delicious, and ready in no time!

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Today I'm sharing one of my go-to dishes, an alluring blend of flavors: flank steak and asparagus. This recipe is simple yet tantalizes your taste buds with a medley of earthy asparagus and succulent steak, seasoned just right. I promise, once you've tried this in your Ninja Foodi, your regular weeknight meals will never be the same again. Tickling your adventurous side, this dish offers both savory satisfaction and wholesome goodness. Dare to take your culinary skills to a new height? Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Flank Steak and Asparagus in the Ninja Foodi

  • Flank steak: Flank steak is lean and flavorful, perfect for quick cooking methods like searing or pressure cooking.
  • Asparagus: Asparagus adds a fresh and crunchy texture to the dish, complementing the savory flavors of the flank steak.

Essential Tools for Making This Ninja Foodi Recipe

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines pressure cooking and air frying for quick and flavorful cooking.
  • Tongs: Essential for flipping and handling the flank steak during cooking.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on the sauté setting.
  2. Season the flank steak with salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme.
  3. Add olive oil to the Ninja Foodi and sear the flank steak for 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the steak and set it aside.
  5. Add the asparagus and garlic to the Ninja Foodi and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Return the steak to the Ninja Foodi and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  7. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before quick releasing.
  8. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the asparagus.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 500 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 800 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 500 µg | Vitamin C: 20 mg

Preparing Ahead and Freezing Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Marinate the flank steak in the seasonings and olive oil in a resealable bag in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • Trim and prepare the asparagus ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • For freezing, cook the flank steak and asparagus as directed, then allow them to cool completely.
  • Place the cooked steak and asparagus in separate airtight containers or freezer bags, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label the containers with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in a skillet or microwave until warmed through.

One interesting fact about this flank steak and asparagus recipe for the ninja foodi is that marinating the flank steak in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and brown sugar before cooking can add a delicious Asian-inspired flavor to the dish.

Common Questions About This Flank Steak and Asparagus Dish

FAQ:
Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute flank steak with skirt steak or flat iron steak for this recipe.
How can I adjust the cooking time for a thicker cut of flank steak?
If using a thicker cut of flank steak, increase the high-pressure cooking time by 1-2 minutes to ensure it's cooked to your desired doneness.
Can I add other vegetables to this dish?
Absolutely! You can customize this recipe by adding bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini along with the asparagus.
Is it necessary to marinate the flank steak before cooking?
While marinating can enhance the flavor, it's not necessary for this recipe. The seasonings used during cooking provide plenty of flavor.
Can I double this recipe in the Ninja Foodi?
It's best not to overcrowd the Ninja Foodi to ensure proper cooking. If doubling the recipe, cook the ingredients in batches to avoid overcrowding.

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