"R" and I both absolutely love cilantro and lime, so when we saw a recipe in the June 2012 issue of Cuisine at Home for Cilantro-Lime Marinated Steaks, we knew that we had to try it.
Cilantro-Lime Marinated Steaks (makes 4 servings, Total Cook Time: 20 minutes plus marinating)
2 cups packed fresh cilantro, leaves and stems
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 cloves of garlic
4 scallions, chopped
1 Serrano chile, seeded if desired, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 New York strip steaks (1-inch thick, 10-12 oz. each)
1. Process cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, scallions, serrano, and salt in a food processor until smooth; reserve 1/2 cup marinade for the serving sauce. Place steaks in a large dish (use glass, if possible) and pour remaining marinade over the top. Turn steaks to coat both sides with marinade. Cover dish with plastic wrap and chill for 2-3 hours, flipping once.
3. Wipe the marinade from the steaks to keep charring to a minimum.
4. Grill steaks, covered, 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks from the grill to a platter, tented with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve steaks with reserved sauce.