Grilled Skirt Steak with Lemon Scallion Butter Sauce

August 17, 2009

I love a good sauce on my steak. A vinegary chimichurri, a freshly made pesto, even just a simple drizzle of truffle oil or citrus juice to finish it off. Last night we had a Sunday steak dinner that could not have been more lovely. We sailed up to Port Madison, a charming little spot on the northern edge of Bainbridge Island, and dropped anchor. We fired up the grill, threw our skirt steak on, opened a nice bottle of wine, and sat back to watch the sunset...

Though our delicious Thundering Hooves grass fed beef needed minimal seasoning, we mixed up a nice Lemon Scallion Butter Sauce to even further brighten up the flavors of the meat. We sautéed garlic, scallions, and the zest of a lemon in a bit of olive oil. Once the flavors had sufficiently infused the oil we blended in some butter, then spooned the tasty sauce on top of the steak (it would also be wonderful on grilled chicken or fish).

Darn it anyway that Monday came around! At 6:30 a.m. this morning we pulled anchor and set sail back to Seattle and the Foodista offices (note to self: get wireless Internet so we can work from boat).

Here's our sauce recipe:

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