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Better Food: BBQ Tortilla and Salsa

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BBQ Sate Tortilla with Corn & Red Pepper Salsa
with Prudence Sloane

This can be used on beef, chicken or pork. The meat should be about ¼" thick to cook in just a couple of minutes on each side. It can be served as an appetizer on the skewer or taken off and put in a tortilla with my corn and red pepper salsa. Optional hot sauce can be added, but great as is for kids and those that don't like spice.

Makes 16 sates 5-6"x ½" (1/4" thick)
16 wooden skewers

1 pound chicken, beef or pork fillets cut ¼" thick. At D&D Market in Hartford ask for Pru's "sate cut."

16 flour tortillas, heated on the grill

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
¼  teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Soak the skewers in cold water for 1 hour. Cut the meat into 5"x 1"  strips. Thread the strips of meat on the skewers. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together. In a stainless steel or glass container, mix the marinade with the skewered meat. Let marinate for 1 hour up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.  Preheat the grill to as hot as it will get. Grill the skewered meat for about 2 minutes each side (depending how hot your grill is). Serve on the stick or slide the meat into a soft tortilla and top with 2 tablespoons of the corn salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Corn and Red Bell Pepper Salsa

1 cup fresh raw corn kernels (about 1 ear)
1/3 cup 1/8-inch (very small) dice of red onion
½ cup ¼" diced red bell pepper
1 cup ¼-inch diced, peeled and seeded cucumber
½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
3/4  teaspoons kosher salt to taste
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼  teaspoon hot sauce to taste (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together. Can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator.