Skirt Steak Sizzle with Carrots and Arugula

Steak fajitas are common in the Baja region of Mexico. Here, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple makes his with smoky paprika and fragrant coriander, as well as an abundance of vegetables.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 pound skirt steak, cut into 
4 pieces

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin 
olive oil, plus more for brushing

  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds

  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

  • 1 red onion, halved 
and sliced lengthwise 
1/4 inch thick

  • 3 multicolored carrots, thinly sliced on the bias

  • 1 jalapeño—halved, seeded and cut into julienne

  • 6 garlic cloves, thickly sliced

  • One 6-ounce bunch of arugula (not baby), trimmed and coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving

  • Warm tortillas, 
for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. Brush the steaks with olive 
oil and season with the coriander, smoked paprika, lime 
zest, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat a large cast-iron 
skillet or griddle over high heat until smoking. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the steaks and cook over high 
heat, turning once, until charred on the outside and medium-rare within, about 4 minutes total; do not wipe out the skillet. Transfer the steaks to a carving board and let rest for 10 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain. 

  3. Meanwhile, in the same skillet or on the griddle, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion, carrots, jalapeño and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the arugula and lime juice 
and cook until sizzling, about 
1 minute. Top with the sliced steak and serve with warm tortillas and lime wedges.

Contributed By Photo © Marcus Nilsson Published January 2017

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