The Dish: Jonathan Waxman's Skirt Steak Tacos

(CBS News) - Jonathan Waxman has been called the "Eric Clapton of chefs." His culinary career has spanned decades and shows no sign of slowing down.

Jonathan has participated in two seasons of "Top Chef Masters" on Bravo, where he gained the moniker, "Obi Wan Kenobi." He's the chef and owner of Barbuto in New York City. He's also authored two cookbooks and recently signed on as culinary adviser for Rosa Mexicano restaurants nationwide. Next month, he heads to Austin, Texas for the Food & Wine Festival.

He joined "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with his ultimate dish: Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole.

Enjoy all of our recipes!


Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole

  • 16 tortillas
  • 20 ounces skirt steak


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 2 oz. Sake
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 Mexican lime

Mix all the above and marinate steak for 2 hours

  • 2 avocados (peeled, pitted and diced)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tbsp grated sweet onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 Mexican lime

Grind onion, cilantro, lime juice and chili into paste add the diced avocado; mix to incorporate

Pineapple-ginger-jalapeno-saffron Salsa:

  • 1 pineapple (peeled, cored and cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • Pinch of saffron

Heat all the above and cook for 45 minutes, let cool.

Garlic Aioli tossed with Jicama:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup peeled and grated jicama
  • Sea salt

1. Make a garlic mayo with garlic, olive oil and sea salt.

2. Mix aioli with jicama


1. Remove steak from marinade

2. Grill steaks rare, slice and place on warm tortillas

3. Spoon guacamole, jicama and top with pineapple salsa

For more of Jonathan's recipes, go to Page 2.