Monday, July 31, 2017

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa + 30 Days of Dinner!!

This just might be the summer of the taco for us. From veggie to fish to meat, they are always a crowd pleaser. And they are super weeknight friendly. I made this steak version for a neighborhood barbecue and served them with all kinds of easy accoutrements so people could customize their own. It's such an easy recipe I was able to mix it up while talking to people during cocktail hour.

The rest of the month is a mixed bag of dining out, old family faves, and new meal kit options. Enjoy!

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa 
(4 servings, slightly adjusted from Epicurious)

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lb skirt or flank steak
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems, divided
- 4 radishes, trimmed, chopped
- 2 spring onions or 4 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1/2 serrano chile or jalapeno, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 8 tortillas (corn or flour -- I like flour better here)
- 2 oz. queso fresco or Cotija cheese, crumbled (Feta also works)

1. Heat grill. Season steak with salt and pepper and grill about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let steak rest 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, chop half of cilantro and toss with radishes, onions, chile, lime juice, and 1 tbsp oil in a medium bowl. Season radish salsa with salt and pepper.
3. Warm tortillas on stovetop until they just start to blister. Slice steak and serve on tortillas topped with radish salsa, queso fresco, and remaining cilantro.

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Day 1 (Sat) -- dinner at NJ shore - BBQ with friends
Day 2 (Sun) -- dinner out at the NJ shore

Day 3 (M) -- dinner out at the NJ shore
Day 4 (T) -- dinner out at the NJ shore
Day 5 (W) -- One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet 
Day 6 (Th) -- Plated Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Day 7 (F) -- Plated Grilled Pork Chop
Day 8 (Sat) -- sushi out with Cam for girls night
Day 9 (Sun) -- hosted neighborhood BBQ: Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (delish!); Mexican Rice; and Roasted Corn with Manchego and Lime 

Day 10 (M) -- Plated Salmon with Salsa Verde
Day 11 (T) -- Plated Vietnamese Pork Bun
Day 12 (W) -- dinner out
Day 13 (Th) -- dinner out
Day 14 (F) -- Beef and Bean Chili (my kids never met a chili recipe they didn't like, but particularly liked this one!)
Day 15 (Sat) -- dinner out
Day 16 (Sun) -- Chicken with Red Onion and Lemon (I still leave the sugar out)

Day 17 (M) -- Plated Grilled Fish Tacos
Day 18 (T) -- dinner out
Day 19 (W) -- Plated Beef Bolognese
Day 20 (Th) -- Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Coleslaw (a runner-up for the featured taco recipe this month); sweet potato fries
Day 21 (F) -- dinner out
Day 22 (Sat) -- Lamb Meatballs with Feta, Olives, and Lemon; green salad
Day 23 (Sun) -- dinner out

Day 24 (M) -- dinner out
Day 25 (T) -- Plated Blackened Cod
Day 26 (W) -- Plated Chicken Burrito Bowls
Day 27 (Th) -- leftovers
Day 28 (F) -- Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 
Day 29 (Sat) -- dinner out
Day 30 (Sun) -- Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (everyone loved!)

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