Steak Salad Recipe.
Posted on 30th of January, 2013 by Lévana
There are quite a few steak salads out there you could play with (Asian, Latin, French etc), all delicious. The following one is one of my favorite, a sort of take-off on Waldorf Salad, served as a main course. The robust Remoulade dressing is a great match for the steak. Gluten-free without even trying.
If instead of the corn, you have some cooked rice, potatoes, chick peas, beans or pasta, go ahead and use that instead: all great choices.
I am crazy about Mush Steak, also called Oyster Steak, increasingly easy to find at butcher stores. Where has it been all our lives? Did those poor animals just starting growing a new body part, or did butchers finally become conscious of this cut’s great value? Just kidding! But seriously: Thanks butcher! this steak comes in an even slab about one inch high, 1 12/2 pounds in weight, none of it going to waste, and so fork-tender you have nothing more to do to it than sear it about three minutes on each side. If you decide not to put it in a salad, and enjoy it as is, just slice it and slather it with Dijon mustard, with some rice, noodles or grilled veggies on the side, and you got yourself a fabulous meal. In the latter case, the steak will serve two generously.
Please do not cook the steak beyond medium rare, or you will end up with a tough and uninspiring piece of meat that will not be worth the price you just paid for it.
This salad will amply serve four.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 mush or oyster steak (same cut), weighing about 1 1/2 pounds
3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 green apple, sliced very thin
1 avocado, diced
4 ribs celery, peeled, and sliced thin (or 1 small head celery root, grated)
2 endives, sliced
6 cups baby spinach, arugala, mesclun or sliced romaine hearts
Optional: 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or cashews, for garnish
Dressing: Recipe follows.
Heat the oil in a skillet on a high flame. Do not lower the flame. When the oil is very hot, add the steak, and sear for about 3 minutes, then turn the steak over and sear the flip side another three minutes. you will end up with a medium-rare steak. Let the steak a few minutes, before slicing. Slice the steak very thin.
Place all remaining salad ingredients in a platter. Add the sliced steak. Pour the dressing over the salad, only as much as will coat the salad, and toss. Sprinkle with the nuts, if using.
This is an intensely flavored sauce with a robustness that is a good match for grated celery root, endives, watercress, as well as cold meats. It uses just a little fat and packs a great punch at a lower caloric cost.
⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise (if mayo is a problem, substitute ⅓ cup silken tofu plus 1/4 cup olive oil)
⅓ cup milk or dairy-free milk, low-fat OK, a little more if needed
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup prepared white horseradish (or 2 tablespoons wasabi diluted in a little cold water)
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sugar
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Thin with a little more milk if necessary to make a creamy sauce. Makes about 2 cups. Store refrigerated in a glass jar.