This recipe helps you put scrumptious food on the table — for your family and even guests — without dirtying up the kitchen or taking half the day to create it.
(My kind of recipe!)
This is one of my go-to recipes. One that I pull out when my brain has turned to mush and I can’t think of a thing to cook.
It’s one of those main-stay dishes that never fails to impress or get rave reviews at my house — it’s simply a salad topped with a freshly grilled and sliced steak. Yum! All you need is a steak that can be thawed out and marinated quickly and whatever salad fixin’s you happen to have on hand.
Normally, when I whip up this recipe I grill that steak outside on the grill or The Hubster does since he’s better at it than I am. However, right now the path to our gas grill looks like this:
Even though you can’t tell, the snow is almost knee deep without the drifting and it was getting dark, so too late to shovel yet more snow. So, pan searing it is. You can also broil the stead, but my smoke detector and my broiler have this hate/hate relationship, so I don’t try to broil anything … ever.
Trim the excess fat.
Cut up your salad fixins’ the way you like them. We like romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, tomatoes, black & green olives, shredded cheese or cottage cheese and some type of creamy salad dressing. This time we had Creamy Cucumber (recipe coming soon)!
Dinner is served!
- 1 lb to 1-1/2 lbs steak, ½ inch thick
- 1 T. butter or Ghee
- 1 tsp. olive oil If using stick butter to prevent smoking
- lettuce, chopped (approx. 1 head per 2 salads)
- tomato, diced
- black olives, sliced or chopped
- green olives, sliced
- cucumbers, diced
- Creamy Cucumber salad dressing
- Trim excess fat from thawed steak
- Marinate as desired -- I use the FoodSaver Quick Marinator which marinates in 15 minutes
- While steak is marinating, chop lettuce and prepare salad fixins
- Melt butter or ghee in a large pan over medium high heat. Ghee (or clarified butter) won't smoke or burn in higher temps but if you use stick butter add about 1 tsp. of olive oil to prevent the butter from smoking and burning
- Sear both sides of steak then turn temperature down to medium and cook to desired doneness
- Remove from pan and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes
- Slice steak across the grain and add on top of salad
- Add salad dressing as desired
- Cooking time is an estimate and includes resting time of 10 minutes