Flank Steak with Yellow Pepper, Sweet Corn Sauce

Posted in: Recipes  on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
By Jim Shiebler
    
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Method: Juice the peppers and corn. Pour juices together in a sauce pan, add cumin and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and reduce by 3/4.
While juice is reducing, grill flank steak to desired temperature. Grill zucchini and red onion slices. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (nape’). Add fresh basil and season with fresh cracked black pepper.
Serve with garlic mashed potatoes.
Slice flank steak thinly and fan on top of potatoes. Add zucchini and onion and pour sauce around the steak.

This appetizing sauce is made from sweet yellow bell peppers and corn. We simply juice our vegetables, and simmer to begin the process of reduction. I recommend buying a Juiceman juicer. It is probably one of the greatest investments in your health that you can make. I use my Juiceman to make my trademark juice reduction sauces (like the one used in this recipe), as well as soups, broths, dressings, spreads, spices, smoothies, and of course, good old fashioned juice.

The pepper and corn juices mix well to create a delicious sweet sauce, which is full of nutrients and naturally thickened by the starch present in the corn. When served with the grilled flank steak, zucchini and onions, you will find you have created a mouth watering main course.

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Yield:  4 portions
Ingredients:
2 pounds Flank steak
1 large red onion, sliced
1 large zucchini, sliced
3 yellow bell peppers, cleaned
1 ear fresh corn kernels
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Cracked black pepper to taste

Nutritional Value Per Portion:
Calories: 552
Protein: 61.1 g.
Carbohydrates: 42.3 g.
Fat: 13.2 g.