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Gochujang-Honey Skirt Steak

Gochujang-Honey Skirt Steak 4.000

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Eat Voraciously Newsletter Mar 4, 2020

Skirt steak is so thin that simply glazing its exterior will give you lots of flavor in each bite. Gochujang, a Korean fermented chile paste, blended with honey makes an ideal glaze, delivering sweet, spicy and umami in just two ingredients. It settles into the nooks and crannies of the meat and caramelizes once it hits the hot, hot heat.

Storage Notes: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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Tested size: 4 servings

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

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Cut the skirt steak into 5- to 6-inch pieces. Pat dry and season with the salt.

In a shallow bowl, stir the gochujang and honey together until combined. Add the skirt steak and coat with the mixture.

Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium high heat until lightly smoking. Add the steak and cook, undisturbed, until charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Transfer the steak to a cutting board to rest for a few minutes, then thinly slice against the grain. Season with to taste with salt, if desired.

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From recipe developer Ali Slagle.

Tested by Ann Maloney.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 320

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 17g 26%

Saturated Fat: 5g 25%

Cholesterol: 75mg 25%

Sodium: 620mg 26%

Total Carbohydrates: 21g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 17g

Protein: 23g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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