How does a half-Ukrainian, half-Polish Chicago native turn out to be cooking a number of the Windy City’s maximum celebrated Filipino food? Fall in love with a woman from Manila, that’s how. In 1991, Mike Grajewski already married to Lucia—scraped together the $25,000 down payment to shop for an deserted eating place in the Ukrainian Village community, leaving in the back of his career as a scrapyard metalworker. He commenced out serving traditional American fare, through the years including more Filipino objects as word unfold about Uncle Mike’s killer breakfasts. He learned by way of osmosis, gleaning pointers from his mom-in-regulation and adding his own precise touches. Here, skirt steak turns into tender after an in a single day bathtub in teriyaki and 7Up, fried rice packs a garlicky punch, and a dipping sauce in the beginning made with fish sauce receives a vinegar switch-in and the nickname “Filipino Pico de Gallo.”
Recipe reprinted with permission from “America’s Best Breakfasts” by Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman (Clarkson Potter).
2 kilos skirt steak, silver pores and skin eliminated (ask your butcher to try this)
¾ cup bottled teriyaki marinade
2½ cups 7Up soda
15 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
GARLIC FRIED RICE
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
10 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 cups cooked jasmine rice (1 cup uncooked)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, or greater to flavor
1 medium tomato, finely diced
½ small onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon chopped sparkling cilantro
1 tablespoon white vinegar (or fish sauce, if desired)
8 massive eggs
Prepare the steak: Using a sharp knife, score the steak in a small cross-hatch sample to enable better marinating. In a resealable plastic bag or nonreactive box, combine the teriyaki marinade, 7Up, and garlic. Add the steak, seal or cowl tightly, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Remove the steak from the refrigerator about an hour earlier than you want to grill and permit it come to room temperature. Heat an outside grill or grill pan over medium-excessive heat. Shake extra marinade from the steak and prepare dinner until the beef reaches 135°F for medium-rare (or higher, for your choice), four to five minutes according to aspect.
Make the rice and the sauce: In a big skillet, warmness the olive oil over medium-low warmness. Add the garlic and fry, stirring, till fragrant, 1 to 2 mins. Add the rice and cook dinner, stirring, until it begins to brown and crackle, 5 mins. Stir in the salt and sesame oil. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, onion, cilantro, and white vinegar.
Cook the eggs for your favored fashion.
Plate the dish: Serve the steak with the rice, topped with the eggs. Serve the dipping sauce at the side.