Aduentus Malbec Pairing Recipe

BBQ Spice Rubbed Skirt Steak with Charred Onions & Jalapeños

INGREDIENTS:Steak

• 2 16-oz skirt steaks
• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 2 tbsp cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp corn oil
• ½ cup ketchup

SPICE RUB:
• 2 tbsp chile powder
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp onion powder
• 1 tsp Spanish smoked paprika (La Chinata is the best)
• 2 tbsp light-brown sugar
• 2 tsp coarse salt
• 1 tsp dried oregano

DIRECTIONS:

Combine balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, corn oil, and ketchup in a bowl. Add skirt steaks and marinate for two hours. Remove steaks, blot excess marinade with a paper towel, and rub both sides with barbecue spice rub.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 12-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until just smoking. Generously film bottom with corn oil to prevent spices from burning. Cut steaks in half so they fit in the pan. Working two pieces at a time, sear steaks for three minutes on each side, transferring to sheet pan when each batch is done. Place pan in oven and cook until internal temperature is 115 to 125, approximately six minutes. Remove from oven and let rest three or four minutes before slicing. Serve topped with charred onions and jalapeños.

Charred Onions and Jalapeños:

Ingredients

  • 2 white onions, peeled and sliced into one-inch slices
  • 6 jalapeños
  • 4 small sweet peppers (mixed red and yellow, if possible)
  • corn oil (just enough to coat vegetables)
  • 1 ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions

Lay vegetables on sheet pan, coat with corn oil, and season with salt and pepper. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until just smoking. Working in small batches, char vegetables on all sides. (Alternatively, vegetables can be charred on a grill.) Return all vegetables to pan, then add butter, stock, and thyme and cook uncovered over medium heat until vegetables are fork-tender and broth is reduced to a thickened sauce, about 20 minutes.

Recipe compliments of David Walzon, SW Steakhouse chef. Esquire.com

WC_Jan_2014_Aduentus_bottleAduentus Mediterráneo
Malbec Blend
mellowMendonza, Argentina

Aduentus Mediterráneo has some minerality and offers polished tannins along with a lingering finish. Malbec contributes its silkiness and luscious fruit, Tempranillo enhances structure, and Syrah adds spice. — Miriam Gomez, winemaker

Winemaker: Miriam Gomez
Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal Blend:  40% Malbec, 30% Syrah, 30% Tempranillo
Analysis: 14.5% alc/vol

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