Flank Steak With Toasted-Corn Salsa

Flank Steak With Toasted-Corn Salsa Photo: Quentin Bacon


  • Salsa:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Steak:
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • 1/3 (12.5-ounce) package baked tortilla chips (such as Tostitos)


1. For salsa, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the corn; cook 8 minutes or until it is lightly charred. Transfer corn to a large bowl; let cool. Add remaining salsa ingredients; toss well.

2. For steak, mix cumin, chili powder, coriander, and salt in a small cup. Rub steak with spices. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak until medium-rare (about 5 minutes per side). Transfer to a platter, cover loosely, and let stand 5 minutes.

3. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa and corn chips.

    Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 18 minutes. To slice corn kernels off the cob easily, use a serrated knife. Don't bother using frozen or canned corn--it actually takes longer to toast.

    Andrea's wine pick: A peppery Aussie shiraz is a good match for the spicy rub, and its oak aging adds a coconut flavor that sets off the sweetness of the corn salsa. Look for Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, $22.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces steak, 3/4 cup salsa, and about 20 chips)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 520
Fat per serving: 19g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 42g
Carbohydrate per serving: 48g
Fiber per serving: 7g
Cholesterol per serving: 65mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Sodium per serving: 510mg
Calcium per serving: 88mg