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BackstoryThis one came from Bon Appetit magazine not too long ago. It's another multi-stage dish, but again it's not hard and can be made almost at leisure. The steaks go great with the accompanying red-onion mojo sauce.
- * 4 cups water
- * 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (about 2 large bunches)
- * 7 large garlic cloves, peeled
- * 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- * 3 tablespoons pickling spice
- * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- * 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- * 1 teaspoon salt
- * 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- * 8 6-8 oz skirt steaks
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine first nine ingredients in blender.
- Puree until mixture is almost smooth.
- Arrange steaks in a 15x10x12-inch glass baking dish.
- Pour marinade over.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- Roast in oven 1 hour. Remove dish from oven; uncover and let steaks cool in marinade 2 hours. Cover in refrigerate in marinade overnight.
- 2. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
- Sprinkle steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Pour 1/3 cup vegetable oil into each of 2 heavy large skillets; heat over high heat until oil is very hot.
- Add 4 steaks to each skillet and cook until crisp outside, about 3 minutes per side.
- Drain briefly on paper towels.
- Serve with red-onion mojo and lime slices.