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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

March 17 2014

Grilled Denver Steak and Tomatoes with Caper-Mustard Vinaigrette

    3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
    2 medium cloves garlic, minced
    1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp. anchovy paste
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 Denver steaks (about 8 oz. each)
    Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
    1-1/2 lb. firm-ripe tomatoes (about 3 large), sliced 1/2 inch thick
    2 Tbs. capers, rinsed and drained
    1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, garlic, mustard, and anchovy paste. Slowly whisk in the oil.

Put the steaks in a glass or ceramic dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Reserve 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette and pour the rest evenly over the steaks. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 and up to 24 hours. (Refrigerate the reserved marinade if not using within a few hours. Return to room temperature before using.) About 45 minutes before serving, remove the steaks from the refrigerator.

Prepare a medium-high (400°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Take the steaks out of the marinade, letting any excess drip off, and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 minutes, flip, and grill until medium rare (130°F), about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, season the tomato slices with salt and grill them on one side only until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer them to a plate.

Whisk the capers and parsley into the reserved vinaigrette. Cut the steaks across the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve with the tomatoes and the vinaigrette.