Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Steak and Salad

 Hey! I'm back! Sorta. I want to keep posting, but life is really busy right now, with school and work and skiing. So I'm going to keep this one short and sweet!

I love the combination of steak and onions. They just go together so perfectly. I have posted a few recipes, such as my steak and onion sandwich, and I'm sure I'll post more of them.

I paired the steak and onions with a simple green salad, adorned with walnuts and golden raisins, drizzled with a sweet but tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Served with a sourdough roll, this delicious meal came together in a matter of minutes.

Steak with Onion Glaze
adapted from Menus in Minutes

Serves 4

2 steaks, your preferred cut
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 onion sliced
3/4 c. beef broth
2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1. Heat a saute pan or grill pan over medium high heat. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of oil to pan, then sear or grill steaks to desired doneness, flipping once (about 4 minutes each side to medium rare).
2. Add onions to pan and saute for 1 minute. Add broth and hoisin sauce, bring to a boil, scraping browned goodies from the bottom of the pan. Let boil until reduced by half and onions are no longer crunchy. Serve with sauce and onions poured over the steak.

Green Salad with Walnuts and Golden Raisins
adapted from Menus in Minutes

Serves 4

1 bag mixed greens
1/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. golden raisins

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper
3/4 c. olive oil

To make dressing, combine all ingredients in a bottle. Shake to combine. Let sit while cooking steak to let flavors blend. Sprinkle walnuts and raisins over greens, then lightly drizzle with a little of the dressing. This makes a lot of dressing, but I keep the rest in the fridge. It's now my favorite balsamic vinaigrette!


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