Steak and Blue Cheese Salad

August 17, 2008 at 5:14 am 1 comment

My husband doesn’t eat salad.  Won’t go near the stuff.  Somehow the steak and blue cheese make this “manly” enough for him to request it on a regular basis.  The warmth from the steak slightly melts the blue cheese…yum!

1 head red leaf lettuce
1 onion red or white
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
1 lb. skirt steak
Steak seasoning (I use McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning)
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
Salt/Pepper

Take your steak out of the fridge and season with the steak seasoning. Set aside and let come to room temp. Thoroughly wash your lettuce and run it through a salad spinner or dry with paper towels. Tear into pieces. Add the blue cheese crumbles. Put a damp paper towel over your salad bowl and place in the fridge to keep crisp.

Now on to making our dressing. I never measure the amount of vinegar or oil. DON’T FREAK OUT! You can make a great vinegrette by eyeballing it. Get out a bowl and a whisk along with some salt, pepper, and the oil and vinegar. Put a good bit of vinegar in the bowl (probably 2-3 tablespoons) Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking. Do this until you see the vinegar and oil coming together and getting a little thick. You did it! You can also do this in a jar and just shake it up. Simple!

When cooking your steak you can grill outside, use a grill pan or electric grill indoors.  My husband likes to experiment with grilling and he came up with this:

You choose which method works best for you. Once the steak is done (about 2-3 minutes on each side), cover with foil and let rest. In the meantime put the onions on the grill or if you’re inside you could sautee them in a pan. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly caramel colored. Slice your steak on the bias (skirt steak can be tough, but this does the trick).

Add the steak and onions to your chilled salad and top with your homemade vinegrette. Toss and enjoy!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. tastymealsathome  |  August 17, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Steak looking mighty good!

    Reply

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