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Date Night Flank Steak Dinner – Caribbean Feast

It's love at first bite with this date night flank steak dinner. Grilled to perfection and served with sweet potatoes and salad. Planning a romantic dinner? Indulge yourself and your special someone with this Caribbean-inspired feast. Zesty Cuban Style Grilled Flank Steak is marinated in tangy citrus sauce and served with bright chimichurri on the side. For a full meal, pair it with Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries and a refreshing Blood Orange Fennel Salad with Pistachios.

February 6, 2024

Flank steak and side dishes for a date night feast

What Goes Well with Flank Steak?

Start with Zesty Cuban Style Grilled Flank Steak marinated in a citrus sauce that perfectly tenderizes and flavors the meat. Then, add sides that enhance the flavors:

  • Chimichurri Sauce – made with parsley, cilantro, and spices blended into a pesto-like sauce, this topping enhances the citrus aspects of the steak.
  • Blood Orange Fennel Salad with Pistachios is a crisp and refreshing salad that tastes even better than it looks. Blood oranges are seasonal in the winter but can be replaced with navel oranges or grapefruit if unavailable at your store. The dressing has a touch of cumin, which compliments the spices in the sweet potatoes
  • Spicy Roasted Sweet potato Fries. Nothing goes better with steak than fries, and this recipe perfectly matches. The recipe has a unique spice blend that works well with all the other dishes in the meal. 

Should You Marinate Flank Steak?

Yes! An acidic marinade will both flavor and tenderize the meat. This marinade recipe uses the juice and zest of both oranges and limes. It adds a unique citrusy flavor to the flank steak and breaks down the tough fibers. Get the recipes for all these unique dishes below. ENJOY!

Zesty Cuban Style Grilled Flank Steak

Try this Cuban Style Grilled Flank Steak with a zesty marinade that tenderizes and creates a magical Caribbean flavor. Perfect for grilling all year.

Chimichurri Sauce for Grilled Flank Steak

Chimichurri sauce is a classic steak condiment from Argentina.  A vibrant and delicious addition, chimichurri sauce for grilled flank steak takes 10 minutes to make!

Blood Orange Fennel Salad with Pistachios

Blood Orange Fennel Salad is a bright-tasting side dish blending the distinct flavors of blood oranges, arugula, and fennel with a cumin dressing. Not only does it make a stunning presentation, but it tastes as good as it looks.

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries complement many dishes and they are so fun to make and eat. Roasting brings out the sweetness in the potato which blends perfectly with spicy ingredients.

Preparing a Memorable Meal


Everyone needs a special occasion dinner to impress a loved one for a big occasion: date night, anniversary meal, birthday dinner, or when you need to show that special someone you have their back.

This easy but delicious date night flank steak dinner will delight your guests. The perfect night begins with a well-planned dinner. 

date night meal prepping sweet potatoes

Romantic Dinner Ideas - Date Night Flank Steak


It’s love at first bite with this date night flank steak dinner. The steak is perfectly grilled and served with homemade chimichurri sauce, spicy roasted sweet potatoes, and a citrusy salad. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this romantic dinner.


Serve with mojitos and key lime pie for an unforgettable celebration dinner!

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Karen the Supper Sanity Home Chef

Welcome to Supper Sanity

Hello, I’m Karen, a very passionate meal planner. As a mother of three, I have been planning family menus for years. When I was diagnosed with a digestive condition, I found it necessary to follow an eating regime that eliminated many ingredients. That made meal planning a health necessity. I’ve learned a lot and want to share my resources to simplify meal planning, shop efficiently and cook affordable homemade meals. If you wish to try new recipes, plan healthier meals, and enjoy a great dinner with your friends and family, Supper Sanity can help.

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