China Town Chicago Pistachio Crusted Hoisin Flank Steak With Stir-fried Broccoli Slaw by Art Smith

4 servings.

¼ cup Hoisin sauce
Zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon Shredded fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Dark Asian sesame oil
¼ teaspoon Crushed hot red pepper flakes
Flank Steak:
1 cup Crushed shelled pistachios
½ cup Fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint, etc. chopped
1 ½ pounds Flank steak
Broccoli Slaw:
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Fresh ginger, minced
1 Garlic clove, minced
12- ounce package Broccoli slaw


For Marinade:
In a bowl combine the hoisin sauce, orange zest, fresh shredded ginger, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
Add steak and marinate for 20 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
For Steaks:
Oil the grill or grill pan. Preheat grill or grill pan. Remove the steak from the marinade. Mix together crushed pistachios and herbs in a flat pan. Carefully dredge steak in crushed pistachios. Place on grill. Grill 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Let stand 3-5 minutes before carving.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the minced ginger and garlic, and stir until they give off their fragrance, about 15 seconds. Add the broccoli slaw and stir-fry until heated through, about 3 minutes.
Holding a sharp knife at 45 degree angle and cutting across the grain, thinly slice the steak. Heap the vegetables on a platter and top with the sliced steak.

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Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!