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Warming Up Your Weekend: Skip the Puddles Outside and Make a Delicious Spiced Steak Dinner at Home

Rain, rain, go away. While it may technically be a good thing, the rain seems to have a lot of people feeling kind of ho hum this week. Last week’s bursts of sunshine got us thinking spring had arrived early, but the weekend forecast is a wet reminder that the Groundhog did see his shadow this year.

Wet weekends often mean lots of pizza and Chinese delivery boxes in the compost bin, but you can literally spice things up with our Cinnamon and Coriander Spiced Skirt Steak Recipe.

The blend of cinnamon, coriander, cumin and cloves will warm you from head to toe. So allow the rain to help you enjoy a relaxing night in, and remember that spring is just a few storms away.


6 garlic cloves, minced to a paste

1/4 cup olive oil

1 Tablespoon kosher salt

1 Tablespoon ground cumin

1 Tablespoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons black peppercorns

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed

Cilantro for garnish


Preheat Oven to 400ºF

Spices: Mix the garlic, olive oil and salt together in a flat cake pan. Measure out the cumin, coriander and peppercorns into the base of a spice grinder.  Grind them together to a powder. Pour ground spices into the pan with the garlic paste and add the paprika, cinnamon and cloves.  Stir to combine.

Prepare the Steak: Trim the steak of silver skin, leaving most of the fat.  Rub the steak with the spice mixture. (Wash your hands thoroughly right afterwards.)

Grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat (or if cooking inside, a rigged stove-top grill).   Place steak on the hot grill and cook for about 2 minutes until a nice crust forms (don’t burn spice rub, light grill marks are ok).  Turn and cook an additional 2 minutes.  Transfer the meat to a sheet pan.  When all the steaks have been browned, transfer meat to the oven and finish cooking, about 5 minutes.

Serve: Slice the steak into thin strips–on the bias, against the grain.  Serve immediately with a sprig of cilantro. Serves 8

Fast Food Goes Gourmet: Takeout Roundup San Francisco

With the explosion of the underground street food scene and mobile food carts in San Francisco, it seems that no one actually sits down at restaurants anymore. Food has become an adventure – a quest to find the newest, hippest, and best that the city has to offer. And while it’s all good fun, I’m not always in the mood to chase my dinner down after a long day at the office. So how can I find the newest and coolest eats without a Twitter account? Our takeout roundup helps you find San Francisco’s best fast food – gourmet style.

You can find a street food inspired lunch for under $10 straight out of the garage door of Kitchenette SF. Using fresh local ingredients, chefs create daily lunch menus featuring items such as the Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Pork Sandwich and Roasted Beet and Fromage Blanc Baguette. The window is open from 11:30-1:30 M-F, and supplies are limited, so arrive early for maximum dining pleasure.

For soul food served fast, check out Farmerbrown’s Little Skillet on Ritch St and Townsend. With menu items like Fried Chicken and Waffles, BBQ Pork, and a Po’ Boy of the Day, there’s something here for everyone. As full as you may be, don’t skip dessert here, the Mini Pecan Pies and Red Velvet Cupcakes are worth every calorie.

They may have just opened a new sit down location in the Mission, but the original Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Haight St has been providing San Franciscans with lunch and dinner to go for years. Famous for meaty options like the Beer Sausage, Nuernberger Bratwurst, and Chicken Cherry, Rosamunde also offers a daily Vegan Sausage like the Smoked Apple Sage.

Want to take your taste buds on an adventure? Green Coriander offers meat, vegetarian and gluten free friendly options with healthy organic Indian takeout. Order online before noon for same day pickup or delivery after 6 pm. You can be home enjoying Baigan Bharta and Chicken Curry before Jeopardy starts!

To satisfy your sweet tooth after a power lunch in the Financial District, grab a Walnut Fig Scone or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin from Batter Bakery. Though small, this tiny kiosk stationed outside of the Bank of America Building is packed with goodies. Open M-F 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Batter Bakery has your breakfast and afternoon pastry needs covered.

With takeout options like these, it’s easy to enjoy the best of the San Francisco street food scene without the scavenger hunt. Just pick up, sit back and relax, and savor every bite.