Skirt Steak Tacos with Spicy Sour Cream
Ground chipotle chiles add a fiery kick to the creamy sauce for these tacos, and you can find it right in the supermarket spice section. Add bowls of fresh shredded lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and buttery avocado and let everyone dress their own tacos.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp. ground chipotle chile
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
Freshly ground pepper
1 lb. skirt steak (3/4 inch thick)
Eight 6-inch flour or corn tortillas
1/4 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded (2 cups)
2 medium ripe tomatoes (8 oz. each), cored and chopped (2 cups)
1 medium ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/3 cup chopped red onion
Prepare a medium-hot charcoal or gas grill fire. Combine the sour cream, chipotle, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Set aside at room temperature to let the flavors meld.
In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Rub this mixture on all sides of the steak. Grill the steak, covered, flipping once, until medium rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the steak to a large plate to rest for at least 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, warm the tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds per side. Slice the steak across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Fill each tortilla with some of the steak, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and onion. Drizzle with the sauce and serve.
Serve with Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes, and Avacado
on the side. For dessert, cut watermelon into chunks and sprinkle it with a little lime juice and just a pinch of chile powder.
nutrition information (per serving):
photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 104
, pp. 22
March 4, 2010