American “fiesta” Aussie skirt steak salad
For the marinade:
1 each roughly chopped brown onion
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 bunch cilantro, including stalks
For the steak:
2 lbs trimmed Australian grassfed beef skirt steak
1 each yellow pepper, seeds and stem removed, sliced thickly lengthwise
1 each red pepper, seeds and stem removed, sliced thickly lengthwise
2 each yellow onions, sliced thinly into rounds
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large quartered vine-ripened tomatoes
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly-cracked pepper to taste
1 bunch washed arugula leaves
14-ounce can rinsed white beans
2 each sliced avocados, ripe
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
For the marinade: Place marinade ingredients in a food processor and process until finely chopped and almost a paste. Marinate steak for at least 30 minutes in the marinade blend or up to two hours.
To cook: Preheat a chargrill over high heat. Remove steak from marinade and wipe off what you can. Cook steak pieces 2 minutes on each side for medium rare or 5 minutes for medium and set aside to rest. Wipe pan with paper towel and do not change temperature of pan. In a mixing bowl, toss peppers, and onion with oil, salt and pepper then add to chargrill pan. Cook for 8-10 minutes until very soft, add tomatoes and cook until grilled and softened, adding the balsamic vinegar toward the end.
To serve: Place arugula leaves on a platter, top with caramelized vegetables and beans, then add avocado slices and top with thinly sliced steak. Drizzle with some extra balsamic and olive oil and serve.