September 18, 2011

Steak with Roasted Corn Salsa

My mom made this recipe and recommended it to me. Hurry and make it before the summer corn crop is over. It's pretty easy - a corn salsa on top of steak - but super tasty!

Steak with Roasted Corn Salsa
adapted from Epicurious

3 cups fresh corn (about 3 ears)
4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 plum tomatoes, finely diced
1 to 2 fresh jalapeƱo chiles, finely diced (including seeds)
1 (2-pound) trimmed boneless sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Make corn salsa:
Heat a dry large cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then pan-roast corn, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Cook white part of scallions in butter with garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until scallions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, tomatoes, and jalapeƱos.

Grill steak:
Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak. Grill, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of meat registers 130°F, 18 to 20 minutes total for medium-rare. (Non grill method: heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add a splash of olive oil. Cook each side of the steak for a few minutes until 130°F.) Transfer steak to a grooved cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

While steak is standing, reheat corn mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and scallion greens.

Spoon corn on top of sliced steak and pour over any accumulated juices.

1 comment:

Debra said...

I am craving this again! Although I think I cooked my corn a lot longer than you. I cooked mine till it was pretty brown and makes the cast iron skillet hard to clean.

Tip: Slice up your steak super thin (just a small amount is fine) and toss it all together as a salad. YUM!