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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

I cut up the steak before cooking on the stovetop. After it was done, I added the tomatoes to the juice until they burst then added rice, spinach, sauce to that--yum!

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

Would make with flank steak next time.

By: Tara
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Diet: Original

Served the side warm with orzo instead of rice. Used regular soy sauce and garlic for the marinade and it came out great!

By: Joy
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Diet: Original

Good steak. Used the second half of marinade to cook the rice in. It made fantastic rice.

By: Sara
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Diet: Original

The marinade was wonderful and the rice salad was surprisingly delicious. We ate the rice salad warm, which I would highly recommend.

By: Sarah
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Diet: Original

Very tasty! I’d probably do orzo instead of rice and serve the salad warm next time.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Apr 19, 2018
Diet: Original