Spicy Grilled Steak (Shawayuh)

This is a Yemenite specialty.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef boneless sirloin steak,1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons caraway seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seed, crushed

Instructions

  1. Slash outer edge of fat on beef steak diagonally at 1-inch intervals to prevent curling (do not cut into lean).
  2. Mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on both sides of beef; lightly press into beef.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Grill beef 4 to 5 inches from medium coals, turning 2 or 3 times, until of desired doneness, 25 to 35 minutes for medium.
  5. Cut into serving pieces.

Yield: 6 servings