Friday, June 22, 2012

The "Make this for your hubby NOW" steak

 What is better than a yummy steak? A delicious Mexican inspired steak thats been marinating for 24 hours,served along side saffron rice and fresh guacamole!

  I can't take credit for the marinade because it's posted all over the web. It must be a standard marinade for a Mexican style steak. What I can take credit for is figuring out the amount of all ingredients for a 2 person steak night and picking a nice cut of beef. The standard ingredients for this are super simple and accessible. Vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, cumin, oregano,paprika, salt pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, fresh limes and fresh garlic. Surprisingly cilantro wasn't mentioned but I threw in a generous pinch anyway. 

     The flavor of this steak will knock your socks off. We used this both as a basic steak night and a Mexican feast night. My hubby loved it so much the first night that it was special requested only two days later. I have to say that a good guacamole and salsa brings this to new heights. We attempted it fajita style but the tortilla takes away from the flavor too much. I can honestly say that I wouldn't change a single thing, other than just trying different cuts of beef.

     I recommend a hanger steak, also known as butchers cut, but a flank or skirt steak is also a great choice. Here is the breakdown of ingredients for roughly 1.5lbs of steak.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup soy
half of 1/3 cup vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of 1 lime
tsp garlic 
tsp cumi
tsp oregano
tsp chili
tsp paprika
salt/pepper to taste
"generous pinch" cilantro

Pour it all in a plastic baggie. Throw in the steak.  Mush it around and refrigerate 24hrs. 
We cooked it on a grill pan and Jason poured the remaining marinade over while searing, but this would also be delicious if you have an outdoor grill!!
P.S Cafasso Fairway in Fort Lee makes amazing guacamole and salsa..Just beware of the insane parking lot where people drive on the wrong sides and try to kill you..If you make it home in one piece you will have a fabulous dinner.

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