Steak Salad For One
Sizzling Steak Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing, steak straight off the skillet, sliced and placed on a bed of assorted salad greens topped with a creamy Gorgonzola Dressing.
Servings: 1 serving
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 small red pepper , sliced
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning mix (I use Tony Chachere's)
- 1 4 ounce top sirloin steak (1-inch thick)
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 2 cups salad greens
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , cut in half
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese , crumbled
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- pinch salt
- pinch coarsely ground black pepper
Mix the garlic cloves with the red pepper slices and the olive oil on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until garlic and red peppers are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Heat a small to medium sized cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. While the skillet is heating, rub the seasoning mix over each side of the steak. Add the vegetable oil to the skillet and swirl to cover bottom of skillet.
Place the steak on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on this side. Using tongs, flip the steak and add butter. Allow the steak to cook an additional 3-5 more minutes for steak that is medium-rare. Add an additional 2 to 3 minutes for steak cooked to medium.As the steak cooks, spoon a little of the melted butter over the top of the steak.
Remove steak to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes, covered.
Place the greens on a large plate. Cut the steak diagonally into thin slices and arrange on the greens. Top with roasted peppers, sliced garlic and tomatoes. Spoon gorgonzola dressing over the salad.
TO MAKE THE GORGONZOLA DRESSING
Combine the oil, cheese, vinegar, mustard, garlic and basil in a small food processor or blender (add additional olive oil if smoother consistency is desired). Season with salt and pepper. Blend until well mixed. Cover and chill.
Cooking Times For A 1-Inch Steak In A Skillet
Rare: 6-11 minutes (turning once halfway through cooking time)
Medium: 9-14 minutes
Medium-Well: 11-16 minutes
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4405IU | Vitamin C: 132.8mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2mg