Char-Broiled Steak with Hoisin Peanut Sauce

Hoisin sauce is a versatile ingredient worth having on hand for quick meals. Use it as the lone seasoning when broiling or grilling meats or fish, or mix it with other flavorings in dressings, marinades or toppings.

1/2 cup hoisin sauce*
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 lb. beef sirloin or top round steak, sliced (1/2 inch thick)**
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

1. In small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, peanut butter and vinegar until smooth; reserve 1/3 cup for dipping sauce.

2. Heat broiler. Thread steak onto 4 (10-inch) metal skewers; place on foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with half of the remaining hoisin sauce mixture. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 to 7 minutes for medium-rare or until of desired doneness, turning once and brushing with sauce halfway through.

3. Serve sprinkled with peanuts. Pass reserved hoisin sauce mixture for dipping.

TIPS *Hoisin sauce is a thick, sweet, reddish-brown sauce made with soybeans, chiles, garlic, vinegar and spices. You can find it in Asian markets or in the Asian section of your grocery store.

**For easier slicing, place meat in freezer 30 minutes before slicing.

4 servings

PER SERVING: 350 calories, 18 g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 31.5 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 60 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 3 g fiber