Monday, May 7, 2012

Steak with Cilantro Lime Sauce

I have been craving steak for a while. A nice, thick juicy steak. And so I had one.

The problem was, I wanted a new sauce. Ok, I love my Vidalia Onion and Fig Sauce from Stonewall Kitchen, but I eat it every single time with steak. I wanted something new. (Someone asked what is new? And what did you tell them? I told them I would ask!... Sorry, Ratatouille moment!)

I had been reading about chimichurri, an Argentinian sauce made from parsley, garlic and olive oil, along with other seasonings. I had a bunch of cilantro waiting to be used up, so I made a cilantro version of chimichurri, using only garlic and olive oil. It was fantastic! I increased the drama by adding some lime zest and a squeeze of lime juice. This really packed a flavor punch and voila! My sauce was ready for eating.

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cilantro, which I almost always have. It comes together in a jiffy and is incredibly delicious. Try it over some steak tonight!

Steak with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Serves 4

2 steaks, your favorite cut
1 large handful cilantro
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 lime, zested and 1/2 juiced
olive oil

1. In a food processor, chop cilantro and garlic clove until finely minced. Add in lime zest and juice and enough olive oil to make a thick, runny paste. Set aside to let flavors meld.
2. Cook steak on the barbie or on a grill pan until done as you like it. Remove from grill and spritz steaks with the other lime half. Serve with cilantro lime sauce over the steaks.


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