75 degrees and sunny on a February day in Dallas
meant grilling needed to be incorporated into our Sunday dinner. We’ve
also been eating a lot of Mexican lately, which I think is sort of like
chocolate: the more you eat the more you want.
So, grilling + Mexican = fajitas. What kind to make? Steak, because I’m
feeling iron-deficient lately. At least I think that’s what it means
when you have an overwhelming craving for meat, right?
The key to a good flank steak is a good marinade,
and this gives great Mexican flavor. My mom made a similar recipe a few
months ago that sparked this idea, and I just modified with a few of my
favorite ingredients (Worcestershire, zest
of any kind…). For those of you living in the chilly Midwest, you may
want to pocket this recipe until you can enjoy it on the patio with a
- 2 lbs flank steak
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup water
- Zest from one lime (about 1 tablespoon)
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 spoonful canned jalapenos (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon each S&P
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a Ziploc bag,
and add the steak. Marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Remove the steak from the marinade and season with coarse salt.
grill to high, and grill the steak about 5 minutes per side. Let sit for about 5 minutes before slicing (thin and across the grain).
warm tortillas with grilled veggies and sour
cream. And guacamole and grilled potatoes.
Labels: grilling, Meat, Mexican