Study author Isabel Ferreira believes that the olive oil and garlic in the following marinade may offer even more protection. And they'll definitely make the meat taste better. Who says you can't be healthy without sacrificing flavor? — David L. Katz, MD
- 2 strip steaks (about 1 pound each)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil , plus more for grilling
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) pilsner
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 medium, finely chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Combine beer, lime juice, onion, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro in a nonreactive mixing bowl to form a marinade. Pour marinade over steaks. Cover and refrigerate, turning steaks occasionally, for 2 to 6 hours.
Set up a grill for direct heat and preheat to high. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate. Remove steaks from baking dish; discard marinade. Pat them lightly with paper towels, and season with salt and pepper. Grill steaks until a meat thermometer registers 135° (for medium rare), 4 to 6 minutes per side. Rotate each steak a quarter turn after 2 minutes on each side to create a crosshatch of grill marks. Transfer steaks to a platter; let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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