We made massive zesty steak salads for the family tonight. Demolished by two adults and three child athletes. I am sure this would also be perfect for a dinner party of six to eight restrained adults. Heh! Yes, Michael Phelps appetite was no myth!!
So let's get cooking...
2.5 lbs Hanger Steaks (approx 2)
4-6 tbsp Chili Powder
3 tbsp Cumin
2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Kosher Salt
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 head Red Leaf Lettuce
3-4 cups Mixed Spring Greens
1 bunch Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
1 bunch Radishes, sliced
1 bunch Cilantro
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Chili Powder
1/4 Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Siracha
2 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo (if you are strict paleo, you can make your own)
1/2 tsp salt (kosher or Himalayan Sea Salt)
In large bowl, add steaks, 4 tbsp chili powder, 3 tbsp cumin, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp salt, 3 tbsp olive oil, and freshly ground black pepper.
Rub thoroughly onto all surfaces of meat. Massage those suckers!! Then?
Smack them around with a mallet if you want or it's been a long day with the kids.
Next put steaks on grill.
Grill 4 minutes each side. Then rotate sideways to create grill marks. 1 minute each side. This is about medium rare. Cook longer if desired.
Let rest minimum 10 minutes. Slice thinly.
Taste a few pieces to make sure properly seasoned. Heh! Add some more sea salt and cracked pepper if needed. Test some more.
In food processor add:
1 bunch rinsed cilantro
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chili powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp siracha (or more if you like spicy)
1/2 tp salt
2 tbsp olive oil mayo.
Pulse until blended and slightly thickened as the oil emulsifies.
This will make a fair amount of dressing, but believe me, it was ALL gone by the end of dinner.
It will taste citrus-y. Maybe too citrus-y, but trust me, when you add those greens and that rubbed steak?? MAGIC! Just wait for it to be combined with the chili-rubbed meat.
Rinse, dry and rip up lettuce.
Toss in individual dinner bowls.
Add lettuce to large dinner bowls.
Add sliced steak.
Drizzle generously with dressing.
|Like steak ever lasts long in this paleo household. Mmmm protein!|