Steak Salad for Mother's Day

just drippin' some of those juices over the top

We are pretty lucky my wife and I. We have never been too caught up in Hallmark Holidays. Everyday is a good day to enjoy and appreciate each other. Good thing. That being said I still wanted to make a nice lunch for the mother of my child since he couldn't be here to cook for her.

I made a nice salad with some sliced iceberg, blanched broccoli, cashews and farro in an Asian style grapefruit vinaigrette. A quick marinade of some really good London Broil and we had the makings of a nice healthy lunch.

Lets see what I did

I took this nicely marbled piece of steak and cut out the silver connective tissue you see running down the middle, scored the meat in a diamond pattern and marinated in Chinese Goop for an hour or so. I used a vacuum bag to increase the penetration of the marinade. Cook anyway you like and let rest while you prepare the salad. Here's how we cook it Aga Style

Salad Time

  • 1/2 cup farro covered with two inches of salted water simmered about 20- 25 minutes
  • 1/2 head iceberg or other crisp lettuce thinly sliced
  • 1 big head of broccoli blanched and chilled
  • 1/2 cup crushed cashews, reserve some for garnish
  • carrot ribbons or any other garnishes you want
  • fresh cilantro leaves to taste, I like to use a lot

Mix it all together in bowl and make the dressing.

  • juice of 1/2 a grapefruit
  • 3 Tablespoon of Chinese Goop
  • 3 Tablespoon veg oil

Mix it all together taste and season. I used a glass bowl to press the salad in and use as a mold. Sprinkle some cashews around the plate and add the sliced sirloin.

Why is my slicing knife long and skinny like a supermodel?

To get those lovely even slices of sirloin you need to use a slicing knife. Not a French knife or one of those fashionable Chinese fat knives that Rachael Ray uses.  A sharp slicing knife where you slide the knife the full length of the blade is best. Do not use it like a saw, make long even slices. It's the key to becoming or dating a supermodel. Scout's honor.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom, Peace.