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Cook the Book: Bloody Mary Flank Steak

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Guy Fieri knows how to knock 'em back. He's got a predilection for cheap canned beer, a private vineyard, and a serious thing for cooking with booze. This Bloody Mary Flank Steak from Guy Fieri Food is pretty much exactly what it sounds like—a flank steak marinated in a whole lot of Bloody Mary.

When you think about it, it's kind of genius. The spicy tomato cocktail works brilliantly as a marinade, full of spice and acid that really soak into the steak. Instead of tossing the marinade after it has done its job, Fieri reduces it into a thick tomatoey gravy for the grilled flank steak, further accentuating the Bloody Mary flavors. Taking the Mary theme even further, Fieri garnishes the sliced steak with ribs of celery and grilled tomatoes. This is the kind of steak that would work particularly well as a hangover helper—just add a few fried eggs and be sure to mix up a few Bloody Marys for yourself.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Guy Fieri Food to give away this week.

Reprinted with permission from Guy Fieri Food by Guy Fieri. Copyright © 2011. Published by William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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