A combination of blistered jalapeño, lime oil, and bright cilantro created the base for my Mexican interpretation of an Argentinian chimichurri sauce. Served atop a beautifully cooked piece of meat, it was an easy and delicious dinner that can be made both outdoors on a grill or indoors on a griddle.
Sometimes it's amazing what can be done with just a grill, charcoal, a hose, a fantastic piece of meat, and some great ingredients. In fact, the outcome is this delicious recipe. During what we refer to as our 'renegade BBQ,' where we literally hijacked our friend's backyard when he wasn't home to use his grill, we made this lovely dish below. (This meant that we had no access to any of the modern-day applicances that we take for granted, except for a hose.)
With one cutting board, a paring knife, and a host of basic ingredients (salt, pepper, oil, herbs, and spices), we threw together this fantastic meal, which means you can recreate this on your own while camping or 'glamping.' Or, of course, you can always do it in your backyard with access to your kitchen sink (might be a little easier). Check out the other recipes we managed to make while on this renegade mission.
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A good steak should be able to stand on its own. No frills, minimal fussing, and just enough heat to sear the outside and leave the inside beautifully pink and rare. But like a woman, sometimes a steak has to get a little dressed up and break out of the ordinary.This steak rub has a tiny bit of heat from chile peppers, that is balanced by the earthiness of cumin and oregano. Smoke hits your palate on the back end, from the addition of a good smoked paprika.My favorite steak to rub is a thick, bone-in rib eye, but this rub will make every cut sing.
I get cynical responses when I tell people about this recipe, but once they taste the flavor combination, they're usually convinced. Make sure to slice the mango really thin, and if you're keen on substituting a different cheese in for this recipe know this: Muenster is king when it comes to quesadillas.
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For a quick and easy salad with an Asian twist, toss a hanger steak in a container with soy sauce overnight, drain, pat it dry, grill, and slice thinly to elevate a ginger-dressed salad to a hearty, satisfying meal with a sweet-salty touch. Or, just marinate for a half-hour and then pat dry and do the same!
Quesadillas are one of my favorite things in the world to make (I've said it before, I always have ingredients for them on hand. They're quick, easy, cheesy, and tasty, and I always pair them with three of my all-time favorite accoutrements: salsa, guac, and crema. Weekdays, weekends, dinner, as a snack, I could eat these every day (I sometimes do). Making the best quesadillas in the world requires just a few easy steps. Stay true to my trinity of quesadilla truisms and you can't go wrong. One, always use flour tortillas and be sure to steam them before putting them in the pan or on the flattop. Two, make sure there's a thin, even coating of refried beans and cheese on the insides of the tortillas for cohesion (if you're making homemade refried beans, I love you, but most often I have to cop to doctoring up store-bought stuff). Three, use a super hot pan and be ready to flip. A few other secrets to take your quesadilla to the next level? Freshly made salsa and guac, and cheesy, onion-and-hot-sauce-fortified refried beans for truly tasty cohesion. Oh, don't ever overstuff them, and always let them rest for a few minutes before quartering.
P.S. If you can get your hands on some freshly made tortillas, do it. I brought these back from Texas and froze them. Game-changing.
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The only thing better than how delightfully filling this salad is, is how easy it is to make. The key to this dish is making use of the best ingredients available to you. Given the produce in season and the cuts of meat the local butcher has on sale that day, this salad can take on a vast range of interpretations. This particular version includes grilled Edge of Eye steak, which is a super tender (yet relatively inexpensive) cut of beef found between the chuck and rib areas, on a bed of arugula, an end of summer tomato, and a bell pepper.
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This healthy Seared Skirt Steak recipe is a juicy, savory and impressive meal. A quick and easy dinner, the balsamic tomato topping serves as a sauce and a dressing as it glistens over a bed of arugula.
This easy recipe for chuck steak rests heavily on the use of marinade to soften the meat. Chuck steak is a lean meat that can be tough without a little aid, and this marinade should do the trick while bringing out chuck steak’s rich flavor.
Here's a quick, easy, complete meal that comes together in about half an hour. It packs protein, some greens, and whole grains all into one complete package that can serve as a weeknight dinner for two. Feel free to substitute another protein such as chicken or fish, or another whole grain, such as bulgur, whole-wheat couscous, or wheat berries.
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