Roadhouse Salad

with Chimichurri Steak

Roadhouse Salad
Serves : 2
Calories : 526

Ingredients

10 oz. Skirt / Sirloin Steak
1 Garlic Clove
½ Lime
5 oz. Romaine Lettuce
¾ C. Grape Tomatoes
¼ C Shredded Cheddar
2 T. Bacon Bits
1 Bolillo Roll
2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Honey Packet
1 Pack Red Pepper Flakes
Fresh Herbs:
1 Bunch Parsley
2 Sprigs Oregano


Prepare Your Ingredients
Wash and dry your produce.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Foil-line and lightly grease a baking sheet.
Roughly chop lettuce to make 2 cups.
Halve the grape tomatoes and place in a salad bowl with the lettuce.
Mince the fresh herbs or pulse a few times in a food processor to make about ½ cup.
Mince 1 clove garlic and add to a bowl with the minced herbs.

Make the Chimichurri & Season the Steak
Add the red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes (to taste) 2 Tbsp olive oil, and juice of ½ lime to the fresh herbs.
Mix well using a whisk or fork.
Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
Cut steak in half and place on a dish, evenly coat with ½ of the chimichurri.
Set aside and allow to marinate at least 10 minutes.

Make the Croutons
Cut the bread into ½” cubes and place on prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle the bread with about 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, mixing well to coat.
Spread croutons out on the baking sheet and bake until golden brown and toasty, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.

Sear the Steak
Heat ½ Tbsp. olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until hot.
Sear the steak 3-5 minutes per side for medium doneness (140°F), longer if you prefer well done (add oil if pan dries).
Remove steak from heat, and set aside to rest, about 5 minutes.
Slice into ½ “ strips making sure to cut across the grain.

Finish the Dressing
Stir the honey into the remaining chimichurri mixture to make the dressing.
Add the bacon, croutons, and cheese to the lettuce and tomatoes, mix, and season with a little salt and pepper.

Plating
Divide the salad between your plates.
Top the salad with the steak strips, remaining chimichurri dressing, and juices from the pan. Enjoy!

Serves : 2
Calories : 526

Ingredients

10 oz. Skirt / Sirloin Steak
1 Garlic Clove
½ Lime
5 oz. Romaine Lettuce
¾ C. Grape Tomatoes
¼ C Shredded Cheddar
2 T. Bacon Bits
1 Bolillo Roll
2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Honey Packet
1 Pack Red Pepper Flakes
Fresh Herbs:
1 Bunch Parsley
2 Sprigs Oregano


Protein Substitutions
Chicken Breast
Follow directions for marinating as for steak, but cook time will be 3-4 minutes per side. Continue as directed in recipe.

Ahi-Tuna
Do not marinate. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, this is sushi grade so raw is fine. Cook longer if you desire. Use the chimichurri as dressing only. Continue as directed in recipe.

Pork Chop
Follow directions for marinating as for steak, but cook time will be 3-4 minutes per side. Continue as directed in recipe.

Portobello
Thinly slice the mushroom and marinate as for steak. Roast at 375° F for 25 minutes. Continue as directed in recipe.

Seitan
Slice seitan into 1/2" pieces. Follow directions for marinating as for steak and sear 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.
Nutritional Information
Chef's Tips

If time permits, marinate the meat at least 30 minutes.
Try broiling for about 4 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
For even more flavor, grill 3 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

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