Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce
  • For sauce:
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • For steak:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lb skirt steak, cut crosswise into 3- to 4-inch pieces
  1. Make sauce:
  2. Mince garlic and mash to a paste with salt. Transfer to a blender and add remaining sauce ingredients, then blend until smooth.
  3. Grill steak:
  4. Stir together cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  5. Pat steak dry, then rub both sides of pieces with cumin mixture.
  6. Heat an oiled well-seasoned ridged grill pan over high heat until hot but not smoking, then grill steak in 2 batches, turning over occasionally, about 2 minutes per batch for thin pieces or 6 to 8 minutes per batch for thicker pieces (medium-rare).
  7. Serve steak drizzled with sauce.
So easy, but favorful enough to serve to guests.