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    GLUTEN-FREE STEAK ROMESCO


    Jefferson Adams

    Celiac.com 07/07/2016 - Want a steak recipe that's quick, easy and cheap? Then this skirt steak Romesco is just right. Skirt steak is tender, cheap, and easy to cook. This version is sure to leave lots of happy eaters in its wake.


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    Ingredients:

    • 1½-2 pounds skirt steak
    • 6 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1½-inch chunks
    • 1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
    • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • ½ cup roasted almonds
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1½ cup grated Romano cheese
    • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 small bunch watercress

    Directions:
    Heat grill to medium-high.

    Simmer the potatoes in a large pot, until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile, season the steak with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Grill until cooked to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

    Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the almonds. Add the garlic, Parmesan, red peppers, oil, and vinegar and the remaining salt and pepper. Blend.

    Drain the potatoes, return them to the pot, add 1 cup of the sauce, and toss.

    Divide the potatoes, steak, and watercress among individual plates. Spoon the remaining sauce over the steak.


    Image Caption: Steak Romesco makes a cheap, tasty meal. Photo: CC--Steakeat
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    These recipes come from Sandy Metius.
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    This recipe comes to us from "CeliacMom2008" in the Gluten-Free Forum.
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