Grilled Flank Steak with Plums and Bok Choy

This recipe from Real Simple magazine's latest cookbook Dinner Made Simple makes a perfect early Fall dinner on the grill. The sweetness of the plums is a delightful complement to the savory, soy-marinated steak.

See below for ways to adapt the recipe for later in the season if plums are not available or if the weather doesn't allow grilling.

Grilled flank steak with plums and bok choy

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients as listed in recipe. Note that we omitted the sesame seeds.

In Advance:

Follow instructions in recipe to marinate the steak in soy sauce for at least 30 minutes. If planning to cook this right when you get home, feel free to do this step in the morning and let the steak marinate in the refrigerator during the day.


Follow instructions in recipe to grill the steak, plums and bok choy.

Late-season Variations:

  • Plums are typically available well into November, but if they aren't, substitute stemmed shiitake mushrooms or sliced red pears.
  • If the weather doesn't support grilling, cook the flank steak in the oven under a hot broiler for about 5 minutes per side. Allow steak to rest while broiling the fruit/vegetables on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, flipping them once during that time.