Monday, June 22, 2009

Grilled Steak with Avocado-Lime Salsa




A few weeks ago I won my very first giveaway from my friend Dar over at Girlichef, check her out, she's awesome! I was so excited, and I got such a fun product, this green chile infused sea salt.

Being the curious gal that I am, I couldn't resist but dip my finger in there and try it out, what a flavor! The heat and fullness completely pop right out of that salt, I couldn't wait to use it in a meal!
So I used it in this, and it was a hit all around the table. The steak had a wonderful bold flavor, which was balanced perfectly by the delicate avocado salsa. The only advice I have is to go easy on the salt when flavoring your salsa, the steak will already be so rich and you won't need a lot of extra salt to keep the flavor. Plus I think the avocados and tomatoes stand pretty well on their own.

Grilled Steak with Avocado-Lime Salsa

Adapted from Cooking Light June 2009

Ingredients
Steak:
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 teaspoon salt, or green chili infused sea salt
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (I didn't have any, so I just used more chili powder)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 medium sized steaks of your liking
Salsa:
1 cup diced peeled avocado
3/4 cup finely chopped tomato
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or green chili infused sea salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Tobasco) I didn't use this on account of my young'ns

Directions

1. To prepare steak, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub chili powder mixture evenly over steaks. Cover and chill an hour (don't coat the steaks too heavily, just a light layer over each side, otherwise it will be too strong).

2. Prepare grill to medium high heat.

3. Place steak on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain in thin slices.

4. To prepare salsa, combine avocado and next seven ingredients (through pepper sauce) in a medium bowl. Cover each steak with generous helping of salsa and dig in!

25 comments:

the ungourmet said...

That salt looks fabulous! So does your steak! My husband doesn't like avocado, isn't he crazy!!

Cori said...

mmm... I love salt. All shapes, sizes, combinations. Truth be told, I don't eat beef, but I bet this would still work beautifully with chicken. I could totally go for some guac right now.

Jenn said...

I love that salsa. Of course, avocado is a must in my house. =) Mmmm...Definitely a perfect combo with that juicy looking steak.

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, this looks delish! Steak with an avocado salsa! OLE!!!

Erica said...

What a fun product to win! Josh would LOVE this dish! Avocado is delicious. Hope you're having a good Monday

finsmom said...

That salsa sounds just amazing! I love the avocado addition :)

Lara said...

Wow oh wow, that salsa looks delicious. I guess I'm a little ignorant on the salt, since I was under the impression that salt was salt. I had no idea you could get anything other than salt in different size crystals. That sounds like fun to try.

Melissa said...

Avocado and lime go so well together. This looks really really good! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Teresa this is a fantastic combination. I laughed at the salt...I'm a salt fiend too!

girlichef said...

Sounds absolutely amazing!! Love what you did with the salt...your steak is making me drool and avocados are my fave!!!

Alissa said...

Mmmm, talk about mouth watering! I didn't know they made crazy flavored salt like that! Who knew?! Sounds so good!

burpandslurp said...

the avocado-lime salsa sounds incredibly creamy and flavorful! And how fantastic that salt sounds! I can't wait to see you cook with it!

Sara said...

What a great way to use your chili salt! I love anything that involves avocado.

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks SO good. I have been using lime more and more.

Cristine said...

Looks delicious!!

Donna-FFW said...

Teresa- ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS dish! Love this, the flavors are screaming to me. Nice! Nice! Nice!

Rachel said...

Oh, how I love avocado!!! My husband finally agreed to try it, so I think this may be the perfect recipe!

Debbie said...

The avocado lime salsa looks out of this world good!

biz319 said...

Yum, that looks so good! I am definitely putting this on the list of things to try!

Debbie said...

This looks like my kind of meal!

michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by. My husband would LOVE your butterfinger cake balls!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks wonderful with the avocado salsa! And that special sea salt. How delicious!

Karine said...

The salso sounds amazing! It must be so refreshing!

Ingrid said...

Like you I love avocado. That salsa sounds yummy.

Congrats on your giveaway win!
~ingrid

Kathy said...

This looks awesome and it looks like the perfect recipe to use your new salt with!!!