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Gaucho Cheesesteaks

February 2006
Gaucho Cheesesteaks

by 9 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, cut into small wedges
  • 2 pounds skirt steak, cut into lengths short enough to fit into a skillet
  • 4 sub-style sandwich rolls, split
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a food processor, pulse the parsley, garlic and jalapeno a few times, until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the red pepper flakes, lime juice, vinegar, 1 cup of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and process until combined. Pour half of the sauce into a bowl and add the sliced red onion and tomato wedges. Save the remaining sauce for passing at the table.
  2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and when the pan is hot, cook the steaks for 5 minutes per side for medium-rare (cook in batches if your pan isnt large enough to hold them all). Set the steaks aside on a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes before carving. Thinly slice the steaks across the grain and toss with the onion-tomato mixture.
  3. Arrange the split rolls, cut side up, on a large baking sheet and spoon the steak mixture onto 1 side; scatter the goat cheese over the steak. Bake until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Serve the sandwiches with the extra sauce on the side.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2005 (Argentina)
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  • Can't find skirt steak? Use flank steak instead.