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Saturday
Jul062013

Cuban Skirt Steak with Tomato Escabache & Mango Steak Sauce and New Potato-Corn Chowder Salad 

     These recipe combinations are a flavor explosion and only reinforces what a flavor master Bobby Flay is! One of the cheapest cuts of steak and the intense marinade results in a tender, delicious steak. We used flank steak, which is the cut next to the skirt steak, as we could not find skirt, but it worked out well. The escabeche and mango sauce added further depth of flavor beyond belief!

     The Potato Corn Chowder had a full range of textures with bacon & a slight heat from the chili coming through. These two recipes together will not disappoint. An amazing profile of summer flavors! ~ Jessica

Cuban Skirt Steak by: Bobby Flay

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 fresh bay leaves (must be fresh)
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • Two 1 1/2-pound skirt steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mango Steak Sauce, recipe follows
  • Tomato Escabeche, recipe follows
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Mango Steak Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 very ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

New Potato-Corn Chowder Salad 

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  • 3 pounds new red potatos
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 12 ounces slab bacon, diced
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 8 ears of corn, kernels cut from the cobs
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons clover honey
  • Few dashes hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives