This is one of those rare times on this blog that we’ll roll up our sleeves and just dive in.
Not that it’s hard. Not at all. It’s just a lengthier recipe on this ol’ website URL internet slice. All super simple to wrap your head around, but it’s a few different parts that come together to create a final dish with so much freaking flavor your head will spin off itself.
La-heeeeet us peepeth. (<–are we sick of that yet?)
This is a Tex-Mex inspired situation. Steak bowls. Coconut rice. Roasted sweet potatoes dusted with cumin. A cilantro oil that gets drizzled on top and changes the entire course of your evening and week and life. You’re going to love this, I promsee.
The chuck steak gets cubed and tossed with a bunch of seasoning and lime juice and olive oil. It’s divine.
But let’s look at the taters first.
Just a couple of sweet potatoes sprinkled with cumin, salt and a glug or two of oil, tossed and roasted, baaay-buh.
So good. 400 degrees for 40 minutes with a lil’ pan shake halfway through should get her done.
We’ll get our marinated steak in a skillet (Oh, quick note! This can chill in the fridge all day if you like. Or just an hour, if that’s all ya got. It all works.) and on a higher heat for about ten minutes. The juices will release and bubble up, but will vanish quickly, and what you’re left with is a good glaze around the beef.
Like that. YUM. Don’t argue with me.
The coconut rice gets prepped in a rice cooker (jasmine rice + coconut milk + water + minced cilantro) and fluffed right before serving. If you’ve never cooked your rice in coconut milk and cilantro, today is a new day for you.
And it all comes together just like that! Avocado and red onion make a good creamy/crunchy finish. The cilantro oil is to DIE for and should be made every few days so that you can drizzle it over your entire life.
Sweet, savory, rich, bright, IT IS ALL THERE, you guys.
And yes, while it’s a few things happening here, it’s not that hard to pull together. Like, this Sunday would be the perfect day to give this slight project recipe a go.
Absolutely delish. Trust me.
Or maybe you could make it now. I don’t make the rules.
We’re changing plans and this is happening today.