Grilled Skirt Steak with Avocado Corn Relish
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|6||jalapeño chiles, stemmed, cut in half and seeded|
|4||Garlic cloves, peeled|
|2||Tbsp.||cracked black pepper|
|1/2||cup||freshly squeezed lime juice|
|3||bunches cilantro, stems and leaves|
|1 1/2||cups||of olive oil|
|3||lb.||skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 6 serving pieces|
|As needed||Avocado Corn Relish (see make-ahead recipe below)|
|Warm flour tortillas for serving|
|Avocado Corn Relish|
|4||cups||fresh corn kernels (about 5 ears)|
|3/4||tsp.||freshly ground black pepper|
|2||California avocados, peeled and seeded|
|1||large red bell pepper, cored and seeded|
|4||poblano chiles, roasted, peeled and seeded|
|4||scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Lightly toast cumin seeds in a dry medium skillet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender. Add jalapeños, garlic, black pepper, salt and lime and puree until the cumin seeds are finely ground. Then add cilantro, olive oil and salt and puree until smooth.
- Cut steak into 6 servings. Generously brush with marinade and roll into cylinder. Arrange steaks in shallow pan and pour the remaining marinade. Cover and refrigerate 24 to 48 hours before cooking. Cook steaks 3-4 minutes per side.
- Heat about 2/3 of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté corn with salt and pepper, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool.
- Cut avocados, bell pepper and roasted poblanos into ¼-inch dices. Add to corn along with scallions, red wine vinegar and remaining olive oil. Mix well and let sit 20 to 30 minutes to blend the flavors.
Serve with a lightly dressed green salad topped with Fresh California Avocado.
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*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Vitamin A 2434 IU; Vitamin C 38 mg; Calcium 230 mg; Iron 14 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 94 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 50%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 25%; Iron 80%