Chef Christopher Lee prefers to use hanger steak in this recipe. It is a very flavorful cut of beef that goes great with grilled onions and blue cheese.
Mix oil, lemon peel, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, sea salt and cayenne pepper in medium bowl until well blended. Reserve 1/2 the marinade for brushing. Place steak in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 2 hours or longer for extra flavor
Grill corn and onion slices over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and tender, turning occasionally and brushing with reserve marinade. Cool slightly. Cut corn kernels off cobs. Set grilled onions and corn aside. Remove steak from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade
Grill steak over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness. (Cook 2 minutes longer for each additional degree of doneness.) Transfer steak to cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing
Slice steak across the grain into thin slices. Place corn on each plate. Arrange steak slices on top of corn. Top with grilled onions and blue cheese
Chef's Tip: Hanger steak is also known as the hanging tender, butcher's steak or onglet. In France, butchers often keep this flavorful steak for their own dinner. Flat iron or skirt steak can be used in place of the hanger steak.
This recipe was created by Christopher Lee, Executive Chef at New York’s Aureole restaurant.