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March 31, 2009

Steak and Potatoes Spring Greens Salad

-Serves 4-

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces baby greens (your favorite variety of the season)
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 pound strip steak
  • 2 Pink Lady apples
  • Coarse Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Wash the greens well, spin or pat dry and set aside.

2. Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt and spread out in one layer on a baking sheet or in a glass baking dish. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until tender.

3. Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and sauté until soft and fragrant, just about 1-2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, scrape the shallots and oil into a small mixing bowl and reserve the pan. Add the honey and the vinegar to the warm shallots. Whisk together and add a pinch of coarse salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Whisk in the remaining olive oil to form an emulsion and set aside for the flavors to meld.

4. Return the sauté pan to high heat (it should still have a slight coating of oil from the shallot sauté). Season the steak with coarse salt. When the pan is just about smoking, add the meat to it. Sear the steak on one side for 3-5 minutes, or until a crisp, brown crust has formed. Flip the meat over and transfer the pan to the oven. Remove the potatoes. Let the meat cook in the oven for about 5-7 minutes for medium. When the meat has reached the desired doneness, remove and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

5. When the potatoes are just cool enough to handle, quarter them. Core and quarter the apple. Toss the warm potatoes and the apple with the greens and the vinaigrette. Slice the steak thinly and fan out on top of the salad. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

About the author: Tara Mataraza Desmond writes about, cooks, and eats food for a living. Her blog, Crumbs On My Keyboard, is dedicated to delicious things in Philadelphia and lots of other places.

via Meat Lite: Spring Greens and Strip Steak Salad | Serious Eats : Recipes.

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One Comment
  1. feastonthecheap permalink
    April 1, 2009 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing – i love BIG salad meals. Somehow, they just feel healthier…

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