Spicy Steak with Garlic Toast
This is a delicious combination of juicy sliced steak, confetti-bright corn relish, and a hefty hunk of garlic toast, all totally heart-healthy. You can cook the spicy steak and garlic toast under the broiler, or barbecue them outdoors.
Source: Cook Smart for a Healthy Heart, Reader’s Digest Canada
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- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2/3 cup spicy tomato-vegetable juice
- 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 cups frozen corn thawed
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 small red pepper seeded and diced
- 370 g well-trimmed flank steak
- 1 loaf Italian bread about 250 g, halved horizontally, then halved crosswise
- 1 clove garlic peeled and halved
- Stir together the cumin, chili powder, oregano and black pepper in a small bowl. Place the tomato-vegetable juice and lime juice in a measuring cup. Measure out 2 1⁄2 teaspoons of spice mixture and stir into the tomato-lime juice mixture.
- Combine the corn, green onions, red pepper and 1/2 cup of the tomato-lime juice mixture in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until serving time.
- Preheat the broiler. Rub the remaining spice mixture onto both sides of the steak. Broil the steak 8 cm from the heat until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the steak but leave the broiler on. Let the steak stand for 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain, on the diagonal.
- Place the bread under the broiler, cut side up, until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds. Rub the toasted side of the bread with the cut garlic and with the remaining tomato-lime juice mixture and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Serve the spicy steak with garlic toast and the corn relish.
Per serving: 376 calories, 27 g protein, 9 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 46 mg cholesterol, 46 g total carbohydrate, 6 g sugars, 5 g fibre, 441 mg sodium
Garlic bread is usually soaked with butter, but this grilled toast is fine without the fat because it’s rubbed with garlic, then brushed with a pleasantly spicy tomato-lime mixture.