½ cup soy sauc
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and grated
3½ tablespoons sugar
3 scallions, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
½ teaspoon pepper
1½ pounds skirt steak, trimmed
1 head red leaf, green leaf, or Bibb lettuce,leaves separated

Combine soy sauce, pear, sugar, scallions, garlic, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and pepper in large bowl. Measure out and reserve 1/4 cup marinade. Cut skirt steaks crosswise into 3 or 4 sections and add to marinade. Marinate while heating grill.

Grill steaks over medium—hot fire until well browned and steaks register 125 degrees (medium—rare), 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to cutting board, tent with foil. and let rest 5 minutes. Slice steaks diagonal against grain, transfer to platter, and drizzle with reserved marinade. Serve with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

30-minute Suppers, Summer 2011, Page 23