Why #tacotuesday when you can taco everyday? I pair this juicy, bright, medium rare steak with Tickle Me Pink: a vibrant, slightly effervescent rose from Napa that I’m a little nuts for right now. The tacos also get a pop of pink from crunchy pickled onions and red cabbage slaw. Want the full recipe? Let’s taco-bout-it below (keep scrolling for my #PINKSTEAKTACOS video that you can find on Tickle Me Pink’s Facebook page).
Steak Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Lime Crema & Pickled Red Onions
Serves 4 to 6
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
1 small head red cabbage, thinly shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 large carrot sticks, peeled into ribbons
1 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, preferably on the thicker side
2 tablespoons neutral oil (such as grapeseed, sunflower, or canola)
1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 cup sour cream
Zest and juice of 1/2 lime
12 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas, lightly charred on the stove
1 ripe avocado, sliced
Start by making the slaw. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, scallions, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. In a large bowl, add the red cabbage, cilantro, and carrots and pour in the dressing, a few tablespoons at a time, until the slaw is thoroughly coated.
In a small saucepot, whisk together the water, vinegar, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt over high heat. Place the sliced onions into an airtight jar or container and pour the pickling mixture over top. Allow the onions to come to room temperature and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes or at best, a few hours.
Remove the flank steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the steak with the neutral oil and sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic. Place the steak in the hot pan and sear until a crust forms, about 3 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness. Flip the steak and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes. Rest the steak on a cutting board for 5 minutes and then thinly slice on an angle against the grain.
While the steak is resting, whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, and zest and season to taste with salt.
To assemble the tacos, top each warm tortilla with even portions of steak, cabbage slaw, pickled red onions, and avocado. Drizzle each taco with the lime crema.
Stay tuned for more of my pink recipes featuring Tickle Me Pink rose! Click here to pull up a glass and purchase this refreshing wine.