Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Portobellos and Mint-Cilantro Mojo

A hint of nutmeg in the sauce reflects the French influence in Vietnamese cooking. Combining mint with cilantro adds a refreshing element to the mojo, a Caribbean condiment consisting of garlic, citrus juice, and oil. It would also be good with grilled or roasted lamb. Steamed green beans make a colorful side on the plate. serving size: 3 ounces steak, 3 mushroom slices, 1 cup green beans, and about 1 tablespoon mojo Cal 364 Fat 16g Protein 35g Carb 19g Fiber 4.5g Sodium 608mg

Photo by Sherry W.

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SERVINGS

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • Sauce:

  • 1/4

    cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4

    cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon dark sesame oil

  • 1

    tablespoon honey

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1

    garlic clove

  • Mojo:

  • 1/2

    cup cilantro leaves

  • 1/2

    cup mint leaves

  • 3

    tablespoons water

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    garlic clove

  • Remaining ingredients:

  • 2

    portobello mushroom caps (about 4 ounces)

  • 1

    pound green beans, trimmed

  • Cooking spray

  • 1

    (1-pound) boneless beef shoulder steak

Directions

To prepare sauce, combine first 8 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Place in a small bowl. To prepare mojo, combine cilantro and next 5 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove) in a food processor; process until smooth. Place in a small bowl. Remove brown gills from the undersides of portobello mushrooms using a spoon; discard gills. Cut each mushroom into 6 slices; set aside. Steam green beans 3 minutes or until tender; keep warm. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Toss mushrooms with half of soy mixture; add to pan. Stir-fry 1 minute; remove from pan. Return steak to pan; cook 2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle steak with remaining soy mixture. Arrange steak, mushrooms, and green beans on serving plates. Serve with mojo.

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