The ultratender flat iron is an affordable alternative to rib-eye. Look for (or request) flat, rectangular steaks--butchered specifically to eliminate the line of tough connective tissue that runs down the middle of the entire cut.
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
1 (1-pound) flat iron steak, trimmed
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup finely chopped peeled seeded cucumber
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
How to Make It
Combine orange rind, orange juice, lime rind, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, and next 4 ingredients (through chipotle) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add steak, turning to coat. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, turning occasionally.
Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add steak to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness. Place steak on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Slice steak across the grain.
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Serve with steak.