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Saturday, July 18, 2009


(Serves 2)
(Prep time: 30 mins + 6 hrs marinating time)

Meat preparation

Skirt or flank steak 1 lbs

Lime juice 2 limes
Garlic (crushed) 2-3 cloves
Cumin 1 tsp
Red Chili flakes 2/3 tsp
Pepper 1/4 tsp
Tequila 6 oz (optional) - I used 3 Tbs of apple cider vinegar
Cilantro 1/4 bunch

Blend all the ingredients in a blender and then pour over the steak. Cover with saran wrap or seal in a ziploc bag. Let this sit overnight in the fridge.
Before cooking the steak bring it to room temperature.
Pour off the marinade. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
Turn the broiler on to high and cook each side for 8 mins for a medium steak.
This can get too smoky and might set off the fire alarm.
Another way is to heat about 2 Tbs oil in a large oven proof skillet.
Cook the steak for 4 mins each side.
Finish in a 375 pre-heated oven for 8 min for a medium steak.
Loosely wrap the steak with aluminum foil and let it stand for about 10 min to seal in the juices.
Cut very thinly along the grain of the steak!
I served this white cheddar potatoes, bell peppers and a sliced fresh hass avocado!


Green bell pepper (sliced) 1 med
Red bell pepper (sliced) 1 med
Red onions (sliced) 1/2 med
Green onions 2-3 stalks
Thyme 1/4 tsp
Olive oil

I cut the bell peppers into strips fairly equal in size. And steamed them over salted water for about 5 mins.
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onions until they are tender.
Add the thyme.
Add the green onions.
Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Add the bell peppers.
Give everything a good toss.
Cook for a min or two.

White cheddar potatoes with chives

Red potatoes 2-3 med
Butter (unsalted) 2 Tbs
Milk 1/4 cup
Aged white cheddar cheese (shredded) 1/2 cup
Chives (chopped fine) 2-3 Tbs
Pepper 1/4 tsp

Boil the potatoes in salted water.
Pour off the water when done and put the potatoes back in the same hot pot so any left over water drops dry off completely.
I like to keep the skins of potatoes on. Put all the ingredients in and smash with a potato masher! You can make these as chunky or as smooth as you want.



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