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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.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 26.8g 54% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 16.8g 26% DV; saturated fat 4.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 75.4mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 311IU 6% DV; vitamin c 12.3mg 21% DV; folate 31.7mcg 8% DV; calcium 25.7mg 3% DV; iron 3.6mg 20% DV; magnesium 51.2mg 18% DV; potassium 995.8mg 28% DV; sodium 476.3mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.

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