There never seems to be enough hours in a day anymore to get to blog like I want to, so I am going to take some free time while I have it right now to share a recipe I just tried recently that fits perfectly for Cinco de Mayo if you want to try something with a Mexican flair for the night. I got this recipe from Bon Appetit when I was looking for something quick and easy to make for dinner one night for Sean and myself (Michelle has been away on business, so it’s been just the two of us lately). This is a very simple dish when it comes to making the steak for the meal but the real winner here is going to be this unique salsa that you can put together with radishes, cilantro and scallions for a real nice bite and crunch for your tacos.
Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound skirt or flank steak
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems, divided
4 radishes, trimmed and chopped
2 spring onions or 4 scallions, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced
1/2 Serrano chile or jalapeno pepper, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
2 ounces queso fresco or Cojita cheese, crumbled
Sour cream, for serving
Sliced avocado or guacamole, for serving
Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large skillet set over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook the steak in the skillet for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove the steak to a cutting board and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop half of the cilantro and toss it with the chopped radishes, sliced onions or scallions, Serrano chile or jalapeno, lime juice and the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Season the radish salsa with salt and pepper to taste.
Slice the steak thinly and serve it on the tortillas topped with the radish salsa, queso fresco or Cojita cheese, sour cream, avocado or guacamole and the remaining cilantro.
It is a very easy recipe to put together in about 15 minutes or so and gives you some great flavor. I did make a couple of changes myself by sprinkling the steak with a little bit of cumin and coriander before cooking it to get some extra flavor and I did add a diced tomato to the salsa as well for some extra flavor, but other than that everything else was the same. It was great flavor from the steak with the cilantro and the slsa had a really nice bite to it from the radishes, scallions and jalapeno and it went really well with the dish. You could do this same dish with chicken or shrimp and I think it would turn out just as well.
That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!