Sunday, December 21, 2008

Steak Salad

Cook Time: 15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


* 1/2 head romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
* 1 large head Belgian endive, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
* 3 cups fresh baby arugula
* 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
* 4 ounces Gorgonzola, coarsely crumbled
* Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 pound steak (such as New York, rib-eye or filet mignon),
pan-fried or grilled and chilled


In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, Belgian endive, red
onion, baby arugula and cherry tomatoes, and half of the cheese. Toss
the salad with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad with salt
and pepper, to taste. Arrange the salad on a platter.

Cut the steaks crosswise into thin slices. Arrange the steak slices
atop the salad and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Drizzle more
vinaigrette over the steak slices and serve.

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

Yield: 1 2/3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil

Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender.
With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil.

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