Skirt Steak

Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

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Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

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Vasio. This is yet another cut of beef which is not usually utilized for steaks outside of South America. Yet, if you visited South America and had a chance to sample it, you might agree with me that this is one of the best steaks in regards to texture and flavor.
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Vasio
, (Flap steak, or flap meat) (French-Bavette), comes from a bottom sirloin butt cut of beef, and is generally a very thin steak. Flap steak is sometimes called sirloin tips in New England.
The flap steak is sometimes confused with hanger steak as both are usually cut thin. Skirt steak is a cut of beef steak from the plate. It is long, flat, and prized for its flavor rather than tenderness. It is not to be confused with flank steak, a generally similar adjacent cut nearer the animal’s rear quarter.

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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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P.S.
Cherrie Peppers Relish is my new go-to condiment/sandwich spread.
You can prepare it yourself, but it is widely available in stores and online in good quality and various spice-levels, from mild to burning hot 🙂
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Click here to see another South American favorite of mine, the  Picanha
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Click here for  Salsa Aji Amarillo Recipe  on  Chefsopinion
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Mashed Avocado with Salsa Aji Amarillo Recipe :
Mash the flesh of one ripe avocado with 1 tblsp chopped cilantro, 1/4 tsp garlic paste and kosher salt and salsa aji amarillo to taste
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Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

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Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

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Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

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Preparation :
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This dish is part of my upcoming meal plan # 2 –
“HANS’ LIGHTER, HEALTHIER COMFORT FOOD”  –  MONTH TWO 
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“HANS’ LIGHTER, HEALTHIER COMFORT FOOD”  –  MONTH ONE

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Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

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Sour  cream. Salsa Mexicana. Guacamole. Chopped cilantro.
These are some of the usual condiments I use when I make Fajitas at home (Sometimes I add shredded lettuce and grated cheese). Together, they form the perfect addition to griddled meat and tortillas, and all together make this the superbly delicious culinary experience which Tex-Mex cuisine has popularized in America and around the world. Nothing new here, just a proven recipe for success 🙂
But here it comes – what if you want to enjoy this without all the fuss and a whole bunch of little bowls crowding the table?
– How about turning all the individual condiments into one marvelous topping, which simplifies assembling and eating in front of the TV so much ? (Since I live alone with Bella, in front of the TV is where we take most of our meals). Well, I’ve tried to simplify by combining sour cream, salsa Mexicana, guacamole, chopped cilantro and seasoning with great success. Since the first time I prepared this, I used it for a variety of other grilled meats, vegetables and seafood’s. On more than one occasion I have even used the leftovers as toast-topping for breakfast the following morning.
For lack of a better name, I call this concoction “Fajita-Topping“. 🙂
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Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

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Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

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Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

Fajitas De Res (Beef Fajitas)

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Preparation :
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Curried Beef & Pasta

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Sunday  lunch is supposed to be the highlight of the week, when traditionally the whole family gathers around the dining table for the culinary highlight of the week. So sad to see traditions like that slowly but surely disappear 😦
However, Bella and I keep the tradition alive as best as we can, gathering on my chaise-lounge and enjoying a great lunch while watching a good movie (the movie substituting the lively conversation which is supposed to take place among the family during Sundays lunch).
We do converse though – she begs, upon which I sternly say “don’t beg, which she follows with a moan or bark, followed by me giving her a morsel. Then I have a few bites until she begs again, which is usually as soon as she swallows her bit. And so on, until the meal is finished 🙂
So, here we go, without further ado – today’s lunch :
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Curried Beef & Pasta

Curried Beef & Pasta

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Curried Beef & Pasta

Curried Beef & Pasta

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Curried Beef & Pasta

Curried Beef & Pasta

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Grilled Skirt Steak, Spicy Chimichurri, Greek Yogurt & Salad In Honey/Mustard Dressing

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Five  minutes is all you need to prepare this great dinner.
Jamie Oliver, your ” Fifteen Minute Meals ” are taking too long !
(Just kidding, that’s one of the best cooking shows on tv right now) 🙂

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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Grilled Skirt Steak, Spicy chimichurri, Greek Yoghurt & Salad In Honey/Mustard Dressing

Grilled Skirt Steak, Spicy chimichurri, Greek Yogurt & Salad In Honey/Mustard Dressing

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season steaks with sea salt, granulated garlic and freshly ground black papper

season steaks with sea salt, granulated garlic and freshly ground black papper

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grill steak until desired temperature has been reached. remove from grill

grill steaks until desired temperature has been reached. remove from grill

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meanwhile prep salad from romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, chopped cilantro and honey mustard dressing

meanwhile prep salad from romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, chopped cilantro and honey mustard dressing

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arrange salad and steaks on serving platter, top steaks with spicy chimichurri and greek yoghurt

arrange salad and steaks on serving platter, top steaks with spicy chimichurri and greek yogurt

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Skirt Steak, Garlic / Herb Butter, Sauted Scallion & Red Beets / Potato Puree

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Last  nights dinner finally gave me an opportunity to use the red beet I bought a few days ago. Originally I had bought it to make a salad, but I changed my mind and integrated the beet into my garlicky mashed potato. Good stuff !  🙂
Here is how it went :
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The Ingredients

The Ingredients

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Cooking Potatoes & Beets In Salt Water

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Sauteing Onions And Garlic In Butter

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Mashing Potatoes & Beets

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Adding Butter, Cream, Kosher Salt & Cayenne Pepper

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Mashed Potatoes & Red Beets

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Top With Sauteed Onion & Garlic

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Season Steak & Scallion With Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Saute To Preferred Doneness

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Skirt Steak, Garlic / Herb Butter, Sauted Scallion & Red Beets / Potato Puree

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Skirt Steak, Garlic / Herb Butter, Sauted Scallion & Red Beets / Potato Puree

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Skirt Steak, Garlic / Herb Butter, Sauted Scallion & Red Beets / Potato Puree

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

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