Again... dipping into my old stacks of bon appetit magazines, I pulled out this one (many personal modifications) the July 2009 Issue. I repeat.......This will forever replace any steak sauce that I may have used or would ever plan to use in the future. Fresh, green, spicy, with a touch of vinegar..... even the kids gulped it down. One of the best sauces I have enjoyed in quite some time. Enjoy with bliss....xoxoxo Megan
Fresh Colombian Aji Sauce
1/3 cup vidalia onion
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3-4 large jalapeños - seeded and de-veined
3/4 tsp salt
2 TBS. red wine vinegar
1 handful of cilantrao, grab a handful off of the bunch and toss into food processor
Pulse all ingredients in food processor until a juice begins to form and there is still a bit of pulp left in the sauce. Taste, add more salt if necessary or vinegar. This sauce mellows with time. Do no serve right away, the vinegar begins to work on the ingredients, pulling out flavors that will not be there until it has had a chance to sit. Serve on steak or anything else from crackers to pizza...seriously!
|Colombian Aji Sauce|
Marinated Swiss Steak
1.5 lb. swiss steak or flank steak - grass fed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup worchestire sauce
1/4 cup red wine
Mix all ingredients, minus steak in glass bowl. Add steak, let marinate on counter for an hour. This will get your steak warmed up before it is placed on the grill and I find that the meat takes the marinade much more quickly when it is at room temp. Heat grill to med-high. Brush grill with oil, and grill for 3 minutes per side. No more. Let rest for 5 minutes, slice and enjoy~with Aji sauce of course!
|Marinated Swiss Steak, sliced and served with Aji Sauce|
2 large avocadoes
handful of cilantro
1/3 cup green onion chopped
1/3 cup vidalia onion chopped
salt to taste, at least 1/2 tsp... I put in almost 1 tsp.
juice of 1/2 lime
Place all ingredients minus water and lime juice into food processor. Pulse until creamy, add water and lime juice! Taste and enjoy with your steak and on everything else you are serving!