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Recipe

Grilled Skirt Steak with Quick Romesco Sauce

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.

Kick tonight’s grilled steak up a notch with an intensely flavored Romesco sauce that is fragrant, simple to make, and an excellent addition to just about anything you put on the grill.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb. skirt steak, trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 thin slice white sandwich bread, darkly toasted
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sliced almonds
  • 7.5-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained (3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked sweet paprika or plain sweet paprika

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 360
      Fat Calories (kcal): 160
      Fat (g): 18
      Saturated Fat (g): 5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10
      Cholesterol (mg): 60
      Sodium (mg): 780
      Carbohydrates (g): 14
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 30

Preparation

  • Prepare a medium-high grill fire. If you have one large piece of skirt steak, cut it crosswise, separating the thicker part from the thinner. Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper.

    Tear the bread into large pieces, put in a food processor, and process to fine crumbs. Add the almonds and process until coarsely ground. Add the roasted red peppers, vinegar, and pepper flakes and process until the mixture is fairly smooth, about 1 minute.

    Chop the garlic and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Using the flat side of a chef’s knife, mash the garlic to a paste. In a 10-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic paste and paprika and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, 20 to 30 seconds. Add the pepper mixture and cook, stirring, until heated through and thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Set aside at room temperature.

    Grill the steak, covered, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reaches 130°F for medium rare or 140°F for medium, 4 to 8 minutes. (The thinner pieces will take less time. Be careful. overcooked skirt steak is tough.) Move the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Cut each piece crosswise into 4- to 6-inch-long pieces and then, holding your knife at a slight angle, cut each piece across the grain into thin slices.

    Serve with the sauce.

Pair this steak with Green Beans with Smoked Paprika and Almonds for a perfect meal.

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  • mmeckstr | 06/17/2012

    followed the recipe for the romesco sauce exactly, turned out perfect. Great pairing with the steak.

  • dsn79 | 07/29/2011

    I thought that the Romesco sauce was just okay and I had to tweak it (more garlic, more vinegar, more salt). The other recipe on this site for Romesco Sauce on Orrechiete by Joanne Weir is better.

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