Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Steak with Spicy Chipotle Mango Sauce

Have you watched that show Worst Cooks in America on the Food Network? It takes a bunch of cooks who's families think they're terrible at cooking and teaches them to be chefs in bootcamp training.  These cooks really go from terrible to good--it's pretty impressive actually.  One thing that they encourage the cooks to do on the show is to make up recipes based on what they've learned or what the celebrity chefs have just shown them.  Even though I consider myself to be a pretty good cook, that is not something I know how to do really. I am good with recipes.

So today, after watching the second to last episode, I decided to channel Vinny and try to make his steak sauce recipe that he uses in that episode.  I might have changed it up a bit but I think I got the general idea.  I thought that this sauce added a lot to the steak and was delicious.  Joey didn't really agree with me but I will let you make up your own mind!

*disclamer* this sauce looks a bit gross so if you are opposed to gross looking things tasting good this is not for you

A take on Vinny's Chipotle Mango Sauce

For the Sauce:
1 T vegetable oil (i am totoally out of olive oil)
2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce (although if you're afraid of heat you may want to put more like one)
1/3 C cilantro leaves
1 mango, peeled and chopped
the juice and zest of one lime

For the Steak:
NY strip steak or other of your liking
salt & pepper

For the Potatoes & Carrots
6 red potatoes, cut into small chunks
3 carrots cut into rounds or half moons to be similar to potatoes
olive oil

1. In a food process, pulse all the ingredients for the sauce until combined.  Add oil last and only add if you want a little more liquid.
2. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
3. Heat the grill to medium-high heat
4. In a large, edged sheet pan toss carrots, potatoes, salt and about 1-2 t of olive oil or until everything seems coated.
5. Put the potatoes in the oven and bake, stirring once for about 35 minutes until crispy and carrots start to blacken
6. Rub the paprika, salt & pepper on the steaks.  Place on the grill over the flame and sear 2 minutes per side.
7. Turn off one of the burners and set the steak over that space. Grill without flipping until temperature reaches 130-135 degrees
8. Remove steak to plate and let rest while you prepare the plate.  Serve steak with sauce on the top or on the side

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