Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos with Jicama Mango Slaw

Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos with Mango Jicama Slaw

1 lb skirt steak

Corn tortillas
Marinade
3 tbsp adobo sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cilantro, chopped
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Slaw

1 1/2 cups jicama, julienned
1 cup mango, julienned
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup oil
3 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cilantro, minced

In a large bowl mix together adobo sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic and cilantro.  Whisk in the oil and then season to taste with the salt.

Place skirt steak in a large plastic bag and pour in the marinade.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 24.

To make the slaw, combine the jicama, mango, red onion, sugar and cilantro.  Toss with oil and vinegar.  Let sit for at least one hour before serving.

Grill steak over medium heat for about 8 minutes until medium rare.  While steak is cooking, warm tortillas on the grill.  Remove steak from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Assemble warm tortillas with sliced steak, slaw and sour cream (if desired).

 

Catching Up

Relaxing in Naragansett, RI after a few weeks of craziness

Life has been non-stop these last few weeks and unfortunately most of it had little to do with food.

With a big work deadline looming most of my meals were takeout, consumed at my desk or during a meeting and at random hours of the day.

After my work assignment was over and done with last Friday,  I headed up to Rhode Island again for another fabulous weekend of relaxation which I so badly needed.

A few foodie moments snuck into my schedule lately, however, and here is a quick roundup:

♦ Delicious, cozy meal at Little Owl in the West Village, NYC (full review post to come soon)

♦ A fabulous engagement party for two close friends.  I had great time with all of my friends on a gorgeous day.  And of course the food was delicious! There was a slider “bar” with many different slider varieties including salmon, veggie, chicken and one named for the groom-to-be: Steve’s Sirloin Sliders with Chipotle Mayo.  The assortment of french fries was also incredible!  Both the sweet potato fries & regular fries were good but the Peruvian blue potato fries with truffle oil were out of this world!  Also on the menu were tiny shots of traditional tomato gazpacho and a fennel & onion salad.  Of course for dessert I indulged in a carrot cake cupcake!

yum!

♦ A special someone’s birthday dinner prepared by my gracious RI hosts and enjoyed with great company.  The meal included BBQ ribs & chicken, homemade baked beans (baked for 24 hours!), orzo pasta salad with red onion, grilled asparagus & cherry tomatoes and then a garden fresh strawberry rhubarb pie.

♦ A quiet and delightful birthday lunch picnic before a fun round of tennis (well tennis lesson for me, really).  Lunch was simple deli sandwiches, salt & vinegar Kettle potato chips & of course a Miller High Life to wash it all down.  Such a fabulous day.

View of the tennis courts from our picnic spot

♦ Random recipe ideas which always come to me when I don’t have time to test them! I wrote them all down however, so be on the lookout for them.

And last but not least…

♦ News of Foodbuzz’s first Blogging Festival  in San Francisco!!!! For a few years now I have been wanting to go to S.F. and with this latest development I really think the time has come to make the trip.  Everyone who has been there tells me how much I would love the city and enjoy all of the wonderful food it has to offer.  Can’t wait!

I’ve been trying to catch up on some of the happenings in the blog world but would love to hear what you’ve been up to in case I missed it!  Also, let me know your thoughts on Foodbuzz’s Blogging Festival.  Are you happy it is in San Francisco?  Will you be attending and what are you looking forward to the most?

Cheers!