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Skirt Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce
and rice salad

Active: 35 minTotal: 55 min

With summer just around the corner, we're bringing back this simple steak with cilantro garlic sauce. Community members particularly raved about the flavors in the herbal sauce. If it's warm enough to fire up the grill, this is a great meal for cooking outdoors.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Cilantro Garlic Sauce:
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1/4 cup
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Miso paste, any color - 1 Tbsp (sub soy sauce)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Skirt Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce:
  • Steak, skirt - 1 lb (sub flank or hanger)
  • Cilanto Garlic Sauce - ~1/3 cup (ingredients listed separately)
Rice Salad with Spinach and Tomatoes:
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Spinach, baby - 3 oz, chopped
  • Rice, cooked - ~1 1/2 cups (leftover from Monday)
  • Cilantro Garlic Sauce - ~1/3 cup (ingredients listed separately)

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Prep

  1. Make cilantro garlic sauce - Roughly chop cilantro and garlic. Combine with oil, vinegar, lemon juice, miso paste, and salt. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Marinate steak - Tenderize steak with a fork and combine with cilantro garlic sauce (portion for steak). Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Spinach - Prep as directed. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

Make

  1. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade) and season generously on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  2. If cooking on a grill: Heat up grill to 500F / 260C. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Add steak to heated grill. Grill steak for ~3 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  3. If cooking on the stovetop: Heat up a grill pan over high heat. Brush with some oil, and add steak. Sear steak on both sides. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  4. Remove steak from heat, cover in foil to keep warm and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing across the grain (i.e. perpendicular to the fibers).
  5. While steak rests, combine tomatoes, spinach, and rice (the rice should be slightly chilled or room temperature). Stir in cilantro garlic sauce (portion for salad). Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Serve sliced steak with rice salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 41 reviews

Entire family really liked it- especially the cilantro garlic sauce. We also had the steak with some blue cheese which mixed well with the sauce.

By: Sarina
Posted: Apr 22, 2018
Diet: Original

I swapped out the skirt steak for ribeye because I can never seem to get a tender skirt steak. And, I actually used a soup vide to cook it with the marinade. Turned out to be fantastic!

By: Erin
Posted: Apr 22, 2018
Diet: Original

So fabulous! The marinade was delicious and the salad was a winner as well. Whole family loved it and asked when we could have it again.

By: Lynn
Posted: Apr 21, 2018
Diet: Original

I added avocado to the salad. Next time, I'll ads black beans to the pepper mix also.

By: Monica
Posted: Apr 21, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

Used farro instead of rice and doubled the sauce so there was enough for the marinade and salad.

By: Allison
Posted: Apr 21, 2018
Diet: Original

Used Farro instead of rice and had it warm. Used soy sauce for marinade. Yummy!

By: Laura
Posted: Apr 21, 2018
Diet: Original