Monday, January 12, 2009

Grilled Red-Chile Steak with Plantains, Red Onion, and Chipotle Salsa

Save this one for Valentine's Day. Still spicy even if you have a cold.

4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/3 C ancho chile powder
4 t brown sugar
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t ground cumin
4 t black pepper
5 t salt

1.5 lb flank steak
2 black plantains
1 red onion, 1.4 inch slices
1 C chipotle salsa

Heat a very hot charcoal fire. Mix the first 7 ingredients. Now you have enough chile powder for a month. Spread some over the steak. Cut the ends off the plantains and split lengthwise. Oil the cut surfaces of the plantains and onions. Cook the plantains and onions 2-3 minutes per side over hot coals. Add 3 T of salsa and season with salt.

Grill your steak. Don't be a wimp. Stand directly over the fire and let the smoke season your skin. Now you are a man.

(the spice rub is excellent with chicken too)
grilled chicken

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