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Mediterranean Grilled Skirt Steak Flatbreads

Mediterranean Grilled Skirt Steak Flatbreads

 
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1½ tsps smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsps kosher salt
  • ¼ tsps black pepper
  • ¼ tsps garlic powder
  • 1 cup very thinly sliced English cucumber (mini cucumbers are also great)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced crosswise into rounds (or quartered)
  • ½ cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 naan breads (or flatbread of your choice, i.e. pita)
  • 1 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)
 

For serving (optional):

  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley
  • Crushed red pepper
 

Directions

Remove the steak from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature (20 to 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, combine the smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Briefly set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion. Drizzle with red wine vinegar and olive oil and toss to combine. Season with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper if desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Pre-heat a grill or grill pan over high-heat.

Rub the steak all over with the spice mixture. Once seasoned, slice the steak crosswise into two pieces of roughly equal size. (If you’re using a grill pan, you may want to cut the steak into 3 pieces so that they’re not too long for the pan.)

Place the steak on the hot grill and cook for about 2½ to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. (Skirt steak varies so much in thickness, which is why the cooking window is so large here. In general, it cooks quickly so be careful not to overdo it, especially if you have a thin steak! The piece of steak with the narrow “tail” tends to cook more quickly, so you’ll want to take that off the grill before the other piece(s).) Transfer the steak to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain.

While the meat rests, warm the flatbreads. Place them on the hot grill for about 1 minute per side, just until grill marks appear.

Spread each flatbread with ¼ cup of hummus. Top with sliced steak and the cucumber mix. Garnish with feta, parsley, and crushed red pepper if you like.
 
Recipe by Serena Wolf of