One of my shortcuts... Stars of the dressing.......its so good.
Another shortcut...you'll see! I'm breaking a rule. But how can I not share with my friends the most delicious salad recipe? Steak, Mangos, Avocado, Red Onion, Macademia Nuts....oh my, as Naomi Judd would say...its a girdle buster. But when you have those evil thoughts, just remember your eating your fruits and vegetables. Enough Said. Time to share the blog love!
Steak and Mango Salad from Our Best Bites
1 lb flank steak
1 head romaine or red leaf lettuce
1 red onion thinly sliced
2 mangos sliced
1 lg or 2 sm avocados, sliced
1/2 c roughly chopped cilantro
1/2 c carmelized macademia nuts
1/2 fresh squeezed orange juice
6 T fresh lime juice
6 T soy sauce
1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 T. fresh grated ginger (look below at hint hint)
4 cloves of garlic pressed or finely minced (hint hint)
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 c canola oil
Whisk together dressing ingredients, until the brown sugar is dissolved. Continue whisking while stirring in oils. Reserve abt 3/4 c. and put the rest in a ziploc bag.
*Make sure to keep whisking while you pour out your 3/4 c dressing...its oily! *
Lightly score diagonally (I pierced w fork) and place in ziploc bag w marinade for 8hrs or overnight.
Carmelize Macademia Nuts ( See hint hint)
Let the steak and the dressing sit on counter for 1/2 hr.
Cook steak on your outdoor grill, grill pan or broiler for 5-8 minutes on each side. Should be seared on outside, slightly pink in the middle. When done, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Next, divide lettuce on to large dinner plate. Top with sliced mangoes, sliced avocado, sliced red onion, pieces of steak, cilantro and macademia nuts...and top with dressing.
First this salad is to die for! But I'm a shortcut person. I am not so anal when it comes to cooking, I make my food and I eat it...thats all. No fru fru cooking here folks! I don't have time or want to take the time to mince and dice and freshly grate this and that. Sooo...first hint comes with the dressing and marinade. I love gourmet garden. In my store, its in the produce section, and I use the garlic and the ginger in the tube. I don't taste a difference at all and it saves so much time. For this recipe I thought 1tbsp of the garlic and1 tbsp ginger was good for me!! You really should try it, its great. I used Simply Orange for my juice, again a shortcut. As for the oil. I don't like an oily dressing, but since I'm sharing the blog love, i posted it as I saw it. But I only used 1/4 c olive oil and 1/4 c canola oil. I also used reduced sodium Kikoman Soy Sauce. More than enough for me. As for the carmelized macademia nuts...The link didn't work for the recipe. And I had no clue..and I thought it would be time consuming. So I found honey roasted Macademia Nuts from Mauna Loa, I think it has the same effect. I made this for myself, but I just used a sirloin steak, yummy leftovers.Take that on if you dare, but enjoy!!