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Moroccan Skirt Steak with Roasted Pepper Couscous

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2009

Thin cuts of beef, such as skirt steak or sirloin steak, cook very quickly when seared in a hot skillet—just right for a busy weeknight. We love how the spicy Moroccan flavors on the steak complement the sweet, roasted pepper-studded couscous. Serve with: Arugula salad and a glass of Pinot Noir.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Place bell peppers on a baking sheet and roast under the broiler, turning every 5 minutes, until charred and softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board; when cool enough to handle, chop the peppers into bite-size pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cumin, coriander, salt, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper in a small bowl. Grate 1/2 teaspoon zest from the lemon. Juice the lemon into a 1-cup measure and add enough water to make 1 cup. Pour into a small saucepan and add the lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover, remove from heat and let stand.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat until shimmering (but not smoking). Rub the remaining spice mixture on both sides of steak. Cook the steak 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest on the cutting board for 5 minutes. Stir olives and the peppers into the couscous. Thinly slice the steak and serve with the couscous and lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition

455 Calories; 18 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 10 g Mono; 67 mg Cholesterol; 36 g Carbohydrates; 36 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 663 mg Sodium; 483 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Nutrition Note: Vitamin C (140% daily value), Zinc (57% dv), Vitamin A (35% dv), Magnesium (20% dv).

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