Steak in Garlic-Lime Marinade / Palomilla

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 148


4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, or more to taste
1/2 cup orange juice, sour or fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 beef sirloin steaks, (each 6 to 8 ounces), cut 1/2 inch thick
2 onions, large, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Prepare the adobo. Combine the garlic, salt, cumin, and pepper in a mortar and grind to a paste with the pestle. Work in the lime juice and oil to a smooth paste. Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth purée. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and pepper as necessary the mixture should be highly seasoned.

2. Preheat the grill to high.

3. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Brush the onion slices with the oil and arrange on the hot grate. Brush the steaks with the adobo mixture and place on the hot grate with the onion (see Note). Grill the steaks to taste, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare, basting with the adobo and rotating 90 degrees after 1 minute to create an attractive crosshatch of grill marks. Always use tongs when moving or turning the steak. Grill the onions until nicely charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side, seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Transfer the steaks to plates or a platter and brush one final time with the adobo. Let stand for 3 minutes, then serve with the grilled onions on the side.

Serves 4

Note: To give the steaks a richer garlic, cumin, and lime flavor, marinate them in the adobo in a nonreactive baking dish for 10 minutes before grilling.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 148
Calories from Fat: 120

This Steak in Garlic-Lime Marinade / Palomilla recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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