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Flank Steak with Salsa Verde


Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

I was inspired to cook some steak with salsa verde one night after seeing a photo of the cooked dish posted online by my friends Kelmoe.  Good ‘ole social media influence!

I decided to try a Jamie Oliver recipe and the results were quite delicious.  He recommends chopping all the herbs by hand for an authentic salsa, but if you happen to have a food processor…

I love grilling steaks because it is so quick and easy, and the salsa verde is a great pairing with its vibrant and fresh flavors.  I served this with some Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt, grilled chicken sausage (store bought of course), and my favorite Roasted Vegetable Salad.

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Flank Steak with Salsa Verde (recipe by Jamie Oliver)

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, halved

Salsa Verde Ingredients:

  • 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 fresh serrano chillies or jalapenos, seeded
  • 4 large scallions, trimmed
  • 2 tomatoes, rough chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

Take the steaks out of the refrigerator to allow them to come to room temperature as you make the salsa.

Chop the top of the bunch of cilantro leaves (stalks and all) with the mint leaves, garlics, scallions,  chillies, and garlic until it is very fine.  I used a food processor here which was speedy and awesome.  I mixed in the tomatoes separately as I like to have chunkier tomatoes in the salsa, but the recipe generally says to finely chop everything.  Sprinkle a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and mix in the olive oil and lime juice.  Set aside in a bowl.

Salsa Verde

Get a grill pan or outdoor grill screaming hot and season both sides of your steaks with the salt, pepper, and a good lug of olive oil.  Add the steaks to the grill and cook about 6-7 minutes per side.  As it cooks, rub the steak with the cut side of the garlic clove for some extra flavor.

When the steaks are perfectly cooked to your liking, move them to a plate to rest for a few minutes.

Cut the flank against the grain and with the knife at an angle to the board into ¼-inch-thick slices, top with a generous dollop of salsa.  Garnish with cilantro leaves and enjoy!

 

 

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