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Summer salads: Arugula, radicchio steak salad

2016-05-21 18.17.28

Arugula, Radicchio Steak Salad (Photo by: Jean-Mark Sens)


Arugula, Radicchio Steak Salad

Serves: 6

As eating meat is concerned, this salad is actually a very healthy choice and provides a good mix of proteins and fibers. Plus, you can keep the meat portion small while creating an impression of volume.

This recipe requires a minimal amount of cooking and has the particularity that the dressing is made in the same pan the meat was seared. For that purpose, it is recommended to use a cast iron skillet or a heavy bottom pan and bring it to a hot temperature for the cooking of the steaks.


Meat: New York Steak, sirloin, flat iron, any of your favorite cut. Count about 4 oz per person.

Garlic crushed: 3 cloves

Salt and pepper.

Oil: neutral type (canola, peanut, corn) to brush the steaks.

Shallot: 2 minced

Red wine Vinegar: 2 tablespoons

Mustard: 1 tablespoon

Olive oil: 1/3 cup or more.

Baby Arugula: 5 oz

Radicchio: 3 oz, chopped

Radishes: 4 oz, cleaned, trimmed, halved in length and sliced thin in halved moon.

Recommended herb: Thyme, destemmed, 1 tablespoon or more, some reserved for garnish.


Brush meat with oil, rub crushed garlic over it, sprinkle with pepper and salt to taste. In a pan with a small amount of oil, cook steak to your preference. Once ready, set them aside.

Let them rest for a few minutes while making the dressing so the meat won’t bleed.

In the same pan, sauté shallots till translucent. Off the heat, mix in mustard and vinegar. Transfer into a bowl and whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.

Slice meat against the grain on the bias in long strips.

Mix arugula, radicchio, and radishes with a little bit of oil in a salad bowl. Add thyme and half of the dressing to coat salad leaves. Plate individually and garnish the top with strips of meat and a few halved moon radishes. Spoon over each plate the rest of the dressing and sprinkle with a bit of fresh thyme for garnish and crushed black pepper to your taste.



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