Food Network teaches how to crush, slice and mince garlic. Peel off some of the papery skin from the garlic and then smash the head of garlic with the heel of your hand to loosen the cloves; if you only need a few cloves, leave the head intact and pull some off. Separate the cloves. To peel a clove, cut away the root end with your knife. Lay the flat side of the knife over the clove while holding the knife handle, then with the heel of your free hand carefully whack the knife against the garlic to separate the skin from the clove. To crush the peeled garlic, lay the flat side of the knife over the clove and smash it again. To slice peeled garlic, lay the clove flat on the cutting board and hold it with the fingertips of one hand, keeping them curled under. Using a rocking motion with the knife, make thin slices by moving the knife slowly across the clove. To mince peeled garlic, lay the flat side of a knife over the clove and smash it. Roughly chop the clove then move your free hand flat across the tip of the knife and use a rocking motion to chop the garlic until it’s finely minced.
Combine the oil, oregano, cumin, garlic, bay leaves and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Put the steaks in a large baking dish, add the marinade, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
Prepare a charcoal grill on high heat for direct grilling. Remove the steaks from the marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on both sides until charred and cooked to medium-rare doneness, about 5 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Slice against the grain into thin slices. Serve the meat with the Mango Steak Sauce and Tomato Escabeche. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Mango Steak Sauce:
Heat the oil in a medium high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook until soft. Add the mango nectar, horseradish, honey, chile powder, maple syrup, mustard, Worcestershire and mangos and simmer until the mangoes are very soft and the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Scrape into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
Toss the cilantro, vinegar, lime juice, oil, sugar, tomatoes, onions and jalapeno in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.