Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What's for dinner: Grilled Steak and Onion Salad


In the summer I am a big fan of grilling and one-dish meals. This salad is one of our favorites. The kids don't like everything mixed together, but it works well to serve their portions separately.

Grilled Steak and Onion Salad
adapted from Cooks Country, August 2005
Serves 4

1½ T balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
3 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 Vidalia onion (from my mother's hometown!), cut crosswise into ½” – thick rounds
2 boneless strip or rib-eye steaks, each 12 oz. and 1½ “ thick
11 c lightly packed stemmed arugula
½ c crumbled blue cheese

Whisk vinegar, olive oil and garlic together. Brush onion lightly with additional olive oil.

Grill over hot fire* until steaks are well browned on both sides, 5-7 minutes per side, and onions are charred and soft, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let steaks rest 5 minutes. Slice steaks thinly across grain.

Toss arugula with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide arugula among 4 plates or place on large platter.

Arrange steak and onions over salad and crumble blue cheese on top.

*I abandoned our fancy gas grill in favor of an El Cheapo Weber charcoal grill, and I really love the flavor of meat, chicken and shrimp that I cook there.


Bon appetit!


tintarosa said...

That looks goooood!

JoAnn said...

oh, yummmmm. I am also a fan of one-dish meals in the heat of the summer...or any time, really.

How long would you cook the steak so that it is not mooing/bleeding?

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

oh wow...thank you for the recipe...that looks fab and I think I have to give it a try!

Unknown said...

That looks so yummy. It's the same way around here. It's way too hot to cook so we grill almost every night. I think I will try this one night this week.

Marian said...

Hello....Vidalia is also the birthplace of your beloved sister....

Erin said...

I think that is what you cooked when we came over and it was DELICIOUS!!!! We need to get together again very soon. Much love to you!

3 Peanuts said...

This is EXACTLY my kind of summer meal:) Looks SO SO good!

Looks like you had a GREAT time with your friends in Mississippi!

Christie said...

Girl...you are my own personal "I know her" domestic goddess.

I'm making that salad. Ok, who are we kidding here? I'll ask AB to make that salad.

Hug...and one more for the road

Anonymous said...

that is making my mouth water--and I used to be a vegetarian!