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Grilled Skirt Steak

August 20, 2018


  • 1 to 2 pound skirt steak


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Add the garlic, cumin, salt and smoked paprika into a mortar and pestle. Pound and crush the garlic and spices. Add the cilantro and continue to pound smooth. Add the lime juice and olive oil. Mix well and marinate the steak in a zip lock bag for 2 to 3 hours.

Grill the steak to desired doneness. Let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with jicama salsa and guacamole.

Poblano Peppers and Raisin Sauce

July 31, 2011

Poblano and Raisin Sauce1 This was a new sauce I tried after reading about La Esquina’s chef and how easy his signature sauces are to make. The salsa verde was easy with tomatillos, lime juice, cilantro and avocado. It was delicious with shrimp and then yummy used in the fish and rice I made with the leftover sauce. This particular sauce used a particular kind of dried Mexican chilies I couldn’t find at the store… so, I decided to make some substitutions. I am sure the actual sauce is delicious especially since my version was yummy as well.

I recently made my way to the La Esquina brasserie and the food was unbelievable.. by far the best Mexican food I have had in New York. It is hard to get reservations but it is definitely worth it once you are able to get in there.

Anyway, I roasted poblano peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onion and paired it with raisins. It resulted in a well balanced, delicious sauce. I grilled some steak and served the delicious sauce on top- it was a big hit. I had a lot leftover and made a delicious stew.. recipe to follow…
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