Migas refers to pieces of beef seasoned with paprika and garlic, and quickly cooked in hot fat. This is a traditional Spanish treat, which has been enjoyed for a very long time. U.S. Wellness Meats flat iron steak is perfect for this dish.
The flat iron is a tender cut of meat near the chuck area. It usually comes with a thick wad of sinew right in the middle, but U.S. Wellness Meats trims out this wad of sinew from their flat iron steaks, which come ready to cook.
This dish is delicious and easy. It is best to marinate the meat overnight, so the rich flavors will permeate the meat.
1 package U.S. Wellness Meats beef flat iron steak
FOR THE MARINADE
4 tablespoons unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine, preferably sherry
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
2 teaspoons organic granulated garlic powder
1 teaspoon organic oregano, crumbled between your fingers
1 teaspoon freshly ground organic black pepper
FOR THE COOKING
1 teaspoon coarse unrefined sea salt, crushed
2 tablespoons Kerrygold unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, preferably Spanish
- The day before you plan to make the steaks, prepare the marinade by combining all ingredients, and mixing them well. Place the meat in a glass bowl, and cover all surfaces with the marinade. Cover the bowl, and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour, then refrigerate overnight.
- Remove the meat from the refrigerator at least 1 hour before you plan to cook it, so it can come to cool room temperature.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and place on a plate. Sprinkle both sides of the steaks with the salt.
- Place the butter and olive oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan that is large enough to hold the steaks. Heat the pan at medium heat until the butter is melted and the fat is hot and bubbly.
- Carefully add the steaks to the hot fat. Cook for 4 minutes on each side for rare; or 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Serve and enjoy the rich, traditional flavors.
Stanley Fishman is a cookbook author and blogger who is an expert on cooking grassfed meat. Stanley uses traditional flavor combinations and cooking methods to make the cooking of grassfed meat easy, delicious, and tender. Stanley has written two cookbooks that make it easy to cook grassfed meat —Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat and Tender Grassfed Barbecue: Traditional, Primal and Paleo. Stanley blogs about real food and the cooking of grassfed meat at his blog Tendergrassfedmeat.com.