My Motto

May the muffin rise to greet you, may your friends be always at your door, and until we meet again, warm a single-malt in the palm of your hand and make something homemade for someone you love.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Good Life Steak Salad

"Vegetarians are cool.  All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak."
~Ted Nugent
I really just threw this together tonight, but it was so good it justified recording.  The dressing was really delicious, too.  Everyone commented on it.  Definitely worth sharing with you and making again, often.  I was thinking of making traditional blue cheese dressing, but wanted to keep it light so I decided to forgo the sour cream and convert it to vinaigrette instead.

Light and nutritious, yet so satisfying, nothing else is required to round it out.  This salad tasted like the king's bounty.  Every bite was savored.  Couple that with a beautiful evening and enjoying it with loved ones on the patio next to my garden in full bloom at dusk.  Naming it The Good Life seemed only fitting.  That was the sentiment of the evening.

The Good Life Steak Salad
serves 3-4

1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove of garlic, through the garlic press
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Accent (optional)

1 flank steak (1 - 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 bottle Kikomen or Soy Vay teriyaki marinade
2 small, or 1 large head of Romaine, chopped
2 ears of fresh corn, steamed 10 minutes
1 avocado, cut in half and sliced
1 tomato, cut into chunks
1/2 vidalia onion, sliced
1/3 to 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese

At least 6 hours prior to dinner (and preferably overnight), place steak in a ziploc bag with half a bottle of teriyaki marinade.
Wisk dressing ingredients together.  Stir in half of the Gorgonzola and set in the fridge.  
About 45 minutes before dinner, steam corn, drain, and set aside.  When it has cooled, use a sharp knife to slice kernels from cob. 
Grill steak to desired doneness, 12-15 minutes total.  While steak is grilling, divide salad ingredients between plates, starting with Romaine and ending with onion.  Slice steak against the grain and place slices on top of the salads.  Sprinkle with remaining Gorgonzola if desired.  Divide dressing among salads and serve.


Anna Johnston said...

Oh yes, no wonder you'd make this dressing again & again. I think I'd go for a vinaigrette too, specially a dressing with mustard & red wine in it... love those flavours.
Have an awesome week Margaret xx

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks Anna, same to you!