Pepper-Crusted Skirt Steak with Charred Leeks

Pepper-Crusted Skirt Steak with Charred Leeks

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2

    teaspoons coarsely cracked coriander seeds

  • 2

    teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns

  • 2

    teaspoons coarsely cracked white peppercorns

  • ¾

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon packed dark brown sugar

  • Kosher salt

  • 2

    pounds skirt steak, cut into 5-inch lengths

  • 4

    medium leeks (2½ pounds), white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and cleaned

  • 2

    tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2

    tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 3

    tablespoons canola oil

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

1) In a small skillet, melt the butter. Add the coriander, all the peppercorns and the crushed red pepper and cook over moderately low heat for 1 minute. Scrape into a medium bowl and stir in the brown sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt. Rub the mixture all over the steak and transfer to a baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours. 2) In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the leeks until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs, transfer them 
cut side down to a paper towel–lined baking sheet to drain. 3) In a small bowl, whisk the mustard with the vinegar. 4) In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over high heat until smoking. Add half of the steak and cook over high heat, turning a few times, until lightly charred on the outside and medium-rare within, 4 to 5 minutes total. Transfer to a carving board, spread with the Dijon vinegar and let rest for 10 minutes. Repeat with 1 tablespoon of the oil and the remaining steak and Dijon vinegar. 5) Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in it. Add the leeks cut side down and cook over high heat until lightly charred on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with the lemon juice. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the leeks.


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