Skirt Steak Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce (ala Slashdot)
In a totally offtopic comment on Slashdot, an anonymous poster provided this recipe. It sounded pretty good, so maybe I’ll give it a try.
Skirt Steak Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce
- 1 pound skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder, divided
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
- 6 green onions
- 2 ears of corn, husked
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel
- 8 5- to 6-inch corn tortillas
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle skirt steak on both sides with salt and 1 1/4 teaspoons chile powder. Whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice in 11×7-inch glass dish. Add meat and turn to coat; place in single layer. Marinate 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush green onions and corn with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill vegetables until slightly charred, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes for green onions and 7 minutes for corn. Working over bowl, cut corn from cob directly into bowl. Coarsely chop green onions and add to corn. Stir in cilantro, lime peel, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon chile powder, 1/2 tablespoon oil, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Season relish to taste with salt and pepper.
Grill skirt steak to desired doneness, about 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to work surface; let rest 5 minutes.
Place tortillas at edge of grill to warm and soften, about 1 minute.
Arrange 2 warm tortillas on each of 4 plates. Thinly slice skirt steak across grain. Divide skirt steak and juices equally among tortillas. Spoon relish over each and serve.