recipe

Sliced Steak Salad with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Aired March 30, 2011

Ingredients
For the Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Juice of 1 small lemon
1 scant tablespoon prepared horseradish
About 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
About 1/2 cup EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped-flat leaf parsley
Lots of black pepper
Tabasco sauce, to taste, (optional)
For the Salad:
1 romaine heart, chopped
1 endive, chopped
4 small stalks celery, thinly sliced on an angle
1 1/2 pound 1-inch-thick flatiron or flank steak
Salt and pepper
Caperberries or sliced large green olives with pimiento, for garnish
Preparation

Heat a grill pan or griddle to medium-high. Combine the tomato paste, lemon juice, horseradish and Worcestershire in a bowl. Whisk in the EVOO, then the parsley; season with black pepper and Tabasco.

Combine the romaine, endive and celery in a large bowl.

Add the steak to the grill pan, season with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until the center is pink, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the meat rest, loosely covered with foil, for about 10 minutes, then slice across the grain.

Toss the salad with half of the dressing. Serve the sliced steak on the top and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Sprinkle with the caperberries or olives.

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