Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Steak and roasted red pepper salad

I felt the need to get back to basics with a good old fashioned cookbook. I adapted this recipe from How to Cook Everything, as well as the salad dressing.

I roasted my own peppers for the first time and they turned out great.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz grilled or broiled steak, sliced thin or in strips*
  • 2 or 3 roasted red peppers, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped radicchio
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 6 oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • soy vinaigrette (balsamic would work well too)

*I did not have enough steak. This was sad.

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Soy vinaigrette

This refreshing salad dressing comes from the How to Cook Everything cookbook, where they have a plethora of simple vinaigrettes listed on page 201. I tried this for the first time with a steak salad; I think the soy goes really well with a steak or chicken based salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup neutral oil (I used vegetable)*
  • 3 tbsp, or more to taste, of lemon or lime juice (I used lime)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil (optional)**

*Go here to read about olive oil versus vegetable oil.

**I omitted this simply because I didn’t have it. I’m sure it’s a great addition, but it’s also great without it.

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