Lunchbreak: Tandoori skirt steak, prepared by Vermilion culinary director Rohini Dey

Rohini Dey, Culinary Director

Vermilion
10 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago
thevermilionrestaurant.com

Tandoori Skirt Steak

Ingredients:
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp jalapeno paste
2 Tbs heavy cream
Two 8 oz portions of skirt steak
salt to taste

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl.  Clean the skirt steak and put it in a bowl, coating it completely with the marinade.  Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to marinate.  The longer it marinates the better, up to 2 days. Pre-heat the grill.  Place the marinated steak on the hot grill and cook to the desired degree of doneness.

Red Chimichurri

Ingredients:
1 cup sun dried tomato
5 cloves garlic (lightly fried)
1 Tbs dried oregano
1 Tbs dried chili (red powder)
2 tsp salt
1 cup olive oil

Directions:
Blend all briefly, keeping some ingredients coarse.

Kadai Sweet Potato

Ingredients:
3 tbs coriander, roasted
3-4 whole chilies, roasted
1 spoon fenugreek dried leaf, roasted

Directions:
Blend the roasted spices briefly, keep coarse. Peel and cut the sweet potato into small cubes. Boil the water and cook the potato until tender, strain and cool. Sauté the sweet potato lightly in oil and the spice blend, add salt to taste.

 

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