I made this for dinner last week and served it with Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley mix and the Kumquat Salad from the same Feb 2014 Sunset issue. RAVE reviews -- and it was so easy. All the prep could be done ahead so the last minute rush was eliminated and I could enjoy my guests. The relish was yummy and next time I will double it because it makes great leftovers with the meat. I couldn't find skirt steak so used carne asada cut but I think next time will just use a london broil.
Coffee and Ancho Chile Skirt Steak with Green Chile-Apple Relish
It's an unusual combination, but when coffee and chile mingle with meat, the flavor is extraordinary. The relish adds an exclamation point.
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- Calories: 216
- Calories from fat: 49%
- Protein: 21g
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Carbohydrate: 3.4g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Sodium: 571mg
- Cholesterol: 48mg
- 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee
- 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder*
- About 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1 skirt steak (1 1/2 to 2 lbs.)
- 1/4 pound mild green chiles, such as Anaheim or poblano, cut in half and seeded
- 1/2 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, quartered and cored
- 1/2 small onion, cut into thick slices
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1. Heat a grill to medium-high (350° to 450°). In a small bowl, combine coffee, chile powder, 2 tsp. salt, and the brown sugar. Rub all over steak and let sit. Rub green chiles, apple, and onion with oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 2. Grill steak, turning once (dry rub on meat will be very dark), 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare. Meanwhile, grill chiles, apple, and onion until lightly charred all over, 6 to 8 minutes.
- 3. Transfer everything to a cutting board, tent steak with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop chiles, apple, and onion and transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in oregano and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 4. Thinly slice steak against the grain and top with chile-apple relish.
- *Find ancho chile powder at well-stocked grocery stores.
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