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Skirt Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce
and rice salad with spinach and tomatoes

Active: 30 min Total: 50 min

With leftover Cilantro Garlic Sauce and rice made earlier in the week, this meal is a breeze. It was last featured in 2018.

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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)
  • Cilantro Garlic Sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~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 Tuesday)
  • Cilantro Garlic Sauce - ~1/3 cup (ingredients listed separately)

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Prep

  1. Make cilantro garlic sauce - (Skip if made ahead for Monday.) 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 - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill heating before continuing with prep.) 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)

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Make

  1. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade) and season generously on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  2. 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. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Serve sliced steak with rice salad on the side. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Make cilantro garlic sauce - (Skip if made ahead for Monday.) 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)

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Make

  1. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade) and season generously on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Serve sliced steak with rice salad on the side. Enjoy!

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6 reviews

The whole family loved this!

By: Kate
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really liked this. The Cilantro Garlic sauce is great on the rice here. I do recommend using a fluffier rice than jasmine though. Sushi rice might be the way to go.

By: Christopher
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Original
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I loved the rice salad though I skipped the spinach because I didn't have any. The cilantro garlic sauce made for a tasty marinade too.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Original
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This was so so for us. Mostly because our steak was thicker than usual and didn’t cook like we were expecting. Had to put it back on the grill 2x! The cilantro garlic sauce was delicious and I wish I would have doubled for sure. That said, we didn’t feel it imparted much flavor as a marinade. We also ran out of steam so didn’t prep the sides other than heating up the rice.

By: Nikki
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Original
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This meal may be top 5 CS meals. Make sure to double or triple the sauce as you will want some over top of the steak. Looking forward to the leftovers. I used a rice cooked and a grill, no oven to heat the house.

By: Gayla
Posted: Aug 04, 2020
Diet: Original
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Delicious!!! I needed double the sauce (almost all recipes I do this and this one I didn’t only to have to get out the ingredients again to make more) and I may have been over generous with the garlic. Tasty....but anyone near me may object to my breath. Def a fav! Kids loved the steak.

By: Karen
Posted: Aug 04, 2020
Diet: Original
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