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Monday, October 22, 2012

Steak Salad

Honestly, I did not intend this meal to turn into a salad.  I was just going to serve a nice piece of steak with a large side salad... BUT... it just seemed so boring that way... so why not jazz things up?  Ad some steak-like vinaigrette and call it done?  Actually, I was trying to get some inspiration on a new marinade when I stumbled across this recipe for a Big Steak Salad on The Pioneer Woman's site.  It just looked too good to NOT make!

Steak Salad
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
6 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 top sirloin strip steaks (mine totaled about 1 pound)
4-6 cups lettuce, chopped or torn
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved
1/4 English cucumber, sliced
1/4-1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup fried onions

Mix together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire, soy, lime, sugar, garlic, Sriracha, salt and pepper together until well combined.  Place the steak in a resealable bag and pour half of the marinade over.  Seal and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.  Set remaining marinade aside.

Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove the steak from the bag and discard the marinade.  Place the steaks over direct heat and grill for 4-8 minutes per side.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5-8 minutes before slicing.  Thinly slice the steak against the grain.

Build your salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, goat cheese and sliced steak.  Drizzle with reserved dressing and top with fried onions.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Until Peter and I hit upon a Thai beef salad some years ago neither of us thought of such a thing. It became (and remains) a favorite, so I can understand your enthusiasm for this one.

Pam said...

I am loving all of your salads! This looks fantastic.

Yenta Mary said...

How perfect! Steak and salad become steak salad - a complete meal ... :)

Mary said...

Your salad looks absolutely fantastic, Jenn. I'm loving all the other salads you've been making too. I adore a great steak salad though! Thanks for the reminder.

Big Dude said...

With 11 ingredients, that's quite a marinade - bet it was good.

Michael Toa said...

Hello Jen! How are you? Hope all is well. It's been ages I feel.
Beautiful colour, as always, on the steak. This looks just fantastic. And I love the Anglo-Asian marinade for the steak.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

I agree, this dressing sounds wonderful. Pinned.

Chris said...

I like this a lot, especially the crispy onions. If you like Durkee brand fried onions, try Loeb's Onion Crunch. That stuff is crazy good.