skirt steak w/basil sauce

"I adapted this recipe from gourmet magazine. The original calls for cilantro, so feel free to use that instead. I am not a big meat eater, but i do love skirt steak!"
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • make a paste of garlic and salt transfer to a blender and add olive oil, lemon juice, basil, cayenne and pepper, blend until smooth, set aside.
  • mix cumin, salt and pepper and rub into both sides of skirt steak.
  • spray a grill pan with cooking spray.
  • add steaks, in 2 batches, and cook 2-5 minutes per side for medium rare.
  • slice steaks thinly across the grain, serve with sauce.

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Reviews

  1. Missysioux
    Very good! I used basil and the only change I made was i/s/o cumin, salt and pepper on the steak - I used garlic powder, salt and white pepper. Thanks!
     
  2. JustJanS
    It's not very often we can get skirt steak, so i wanted a special recipe for it. This was special. Like Hey Jude, we used the cilantro (that's what we had) and it made a delicious sauce, which also made a delicious dressing for our salad and was pretty tasty with our potato wedges dipped in it too.
     
  3. Hey Jude
    This is SO good. I followed the directions exactly but used cilantro in place of the basil, per chia's mention of it (and I had a huge bunch of cilantro to use up). Also, I cooked on my outside grill, rather than inside. Supposed to serve 6? My husband and I pigged out on it and were left with an 8 inch strip of skirt steak, which I'll use in a salad. Thanks chia, this easy, delicious recipe is going into our favorite file!
     
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  1. Hey Jude
    This is SO good. I followed the directions exactly but used cilantro in place of the basil, per chia's mention of it (and I had a huge bunch of cilantro to use up). Also, I cooked on my outside grill, rather than inside. Supposed to serve 6? My husband and I pigged out on it and were left with an 8 inch strip of skirt steak, which I'll use in a salad. Thanks chia, this easy, delicious recipe is going into our favorite file!
     

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