Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Skirt Steak with Warm Bean Salad
serves 4, Everyday Food June 2011

I didn't actually make the skirt steak, although I'm sure it's delicious. I can vouch for the salad that it is quite tasty and quick.   I'm sure it would be great served with a different protein, or doubled and served as a vegetarian main course.

3 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 lbs. skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces and patted dry
salt and pepper
3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 small garlic cloves, thinly sliced
8 oz. grape tomatoes
1-15.5 oz can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
1 T plus 2 t red-wine vinegar
handful of fresh basil leaves, torn

1.  In a large skillet, heat 1 t oil over medium high heat. Season steak with salt and pepper and cook (in batches if necessary) until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a cutting board to rest.
2. Rinse out skillet and return to heat, adding 2 t oil.  Add green beans and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to burst, about 3 minutes.  Add beans and vinegar, stirring until beans are heated through, another 2 minutes more.  Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil.
3.  Thinly slice the steak against the grain and serve with the bean salad.

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posted by Joy Newman

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