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Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde FOOD & WINE Wine Club Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde
Mario Batali created this superthick, caper-studded version of a classic vinegary herb sauce to complement grilled steak.
Servings: 4
Total Time: 35 minutes plus 4 hours marinating
Ingredients
STEAK
1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds skirt steak

SALSA VERDE
1 packed cup parsley leaves
1 packed cup basil leaves
1 packed cup mint leaves
2/3 cup capers, drained
2 large oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot smoked paprika, for sprinkling
Directions
1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic and olive oil. Spread the mixture all over the steak. Cover and refrigerate on a platter for at least 4 hours or overnight.

2. In a food processor, combine the parsley with the basil, mint, capers, anchovies, garlic, mustard and sugar and process to a paste. With the machine on, slowly pour in the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.

3. Light a grill. Scrape most of the marinade off the steak and season the meat with salt and black pepper. Grill over high heat for about 3 minutes. Turn the steak and grill for 2 minutes longer, until browned outside and medium-rare within. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Pass the salsa verde at the table.

SERVE WITH Grilled endive halves.