London Broil with Horseradish Sauce
- ACTIVE: 25 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
Tom Mylan says the trick to tenderizing a cheap cut like London broil is piercing it in several places with a knife or fork. He uses an inexpensive, multi-bladed Jaccard. "Stab the meat mercilessly for one minute," he says.
- One 2- to 2 1/4-pound, 2-inch-thick top round steak
- Kosher salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup lightly packed drained horseradish
- Put the steak on a work surface and, using a Jaccard knife or a fork, poke the steak all over until it's well tenderized. Season the steak with 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, light a gas grill. In a medium bowl, whisk the sour cream with the horseradish and season with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.
- Oil the grill grate. Pat the steak dry and brush it lightly with oil. Grill over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides, about 6 minutes. Continue to grill the steak over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 120°, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer the steak to a carving board and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and serve with the horseradish sauce.
Pair with a fruit-forward Napa Cabernet.