You'll never think of “steak and potatoes” the same way once you taste them drizzled with this smoky, full-flavored anchovy-caper vinaigrette. Serve with steamed green beans. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

Hilary Meyer
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add potatoes, cover and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Cover to keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. (No grill? See Broiler Variation.)

  • Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, parsley, anchovies (or anchovy paste), capers, garlic and paprika in a small bowl.

  • Sprinkle steaks with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill the steak 1 1/2 to 3 minutes per side for medium. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve the steak and potatoes drizzled with the vinaigrette.

Tips

Note: Depending on your region, skirt steak may not be something your supermarket regularly carries--call ahead to make sure it's available or ask your butcher to order it for you. It's usually sold in about 1-pound cuts up to 18 inches long and 5 inches wide, but just 1/4 inch thick. Before cooking, cut the steak with the grain into several portions to make the long piece more manageable on the grill or in a skillet. Once cooked, be sure to slice it across the grain for maximum tenderness. Hanger steak, flat-iron and flank steak can all be used as substitutes for skirt steak in most recipes.

Broiler Variation: Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Coat a broiler pan or large baking sheet with cooking spray. Broil steak on the prepared pan, turning once, 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 476 mg sodium. 20.6 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; Full Nutrition