Flank Steak Salad with Jalapeno Poppers

Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes
Show: Chuck's Day Off Episode: The Concierges
TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Steak Salad
  • 2 pounds/1 kg flank steak
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup torn fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup torn fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
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Directions

For the steak salad:
Rub the flank steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy skillet on high heat and cook the steak on one side for 5 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 5 more minutes for medium-rare. Keep warm.
Meanwhile combine the red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, mint, lime juice, and olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Season the salad with salt, and pepper, to taste and set aside.
For the jalapeno poppers:
Heat oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed skillet to 350 degrees F.
Carefully slice down the side of the peppers and remove the seeds. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine all the grated cheeses, season with pepper, to taste and stuff the peppers. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, egg, and beer to form a batter. Dip the stuffed peppers in the batter and fry in a deep fryer or in a heavy skillet for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Slice the flank steak. Pile the salad on a plate with slices of flank steak, and top with 1 popper, sliced in half.
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