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

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With leftover Cilantro Garlic Sauce and rice made earlier in the week, this flavorful meal is a breeze. It was last featured in 2020.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the stovetop or grill. Select your preferred method.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Skirt Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce:
  • Steak, skirt - 1 lb (sub flank or hanger)
  • Cilantro 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 Tuesday)
  • Cilantro Garlic Sauce - ~1/3 cup (ingredients listed separately)
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

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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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Most Helpful

The sauce was definitely not enough?

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

5 reviews

Aim for a bit more sauce.

By: Alexander
Posted: Nov 25, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This is a new favorite. I had to make more sauce because I didn’t remember to double it when I made it for the tacos. I thought the original was too miso-y, so I cut the miso in half and it was perfect this way on the salad. Definitely will put this into a regular rotation.

By: Alana
Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This meal was so quick and easy to put together. The rice salad was an excellent pairing with the steak.

By: Annie
Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The sauce was definitely not enough?

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

This was a hit with everyone. Made it with flank steak and brown rice and subbed soy sauce for miso. The cilantro sauce/rice was a big winner and I used the ninja for a smooth consistency. Very easy!!!

By: Diane
Posted: Nov 22, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful