Sunday, June 12, 2011

Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

We were really in the mood for a salad and a steak for dinner tonight so we decided to combine the two!  I was remembering how good the blue cheese vinaigrette was from this bbq chicken salad I made before and thought it would go perfect with the steak.  Add in some sweet caramelized onions and some tomatoes and you have a really easy, awesome dinner.

1 rib eye steak
Montreal Steak seasoning (or other if you have it)
Worcestershire sauce
Spring Salad Mix
Roma Tomatoes
1/2 large sweet onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
Blue Cheese vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Start by getting your onions cooking, they take the longest.  Slice them and cook them in a pan with the butter and sugar on low heat until they caramelize.  Season steak on both sides and sear both sides in pan with a little olive oil.  Cook it the rest of the way through in the oven (watch carefully and don't overcook).  I cooked mine at 350 for about 7 minutes in the oven and it was pretty thick.  Slice steak and toss with just a little worcestershire and more seasoning.  Serve salad mix, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and steak.  Drizzle with vinaigrette. 

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
(I halved this dressing recipe and it was more than enough)
2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 medium shallot, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, dry pan roasted and chopped
2 tablespoons peach jam (or just a pinch of sugar would work)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup blue cheese or Gorgonzola
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in food processor.  Taste and add additional seasoning if needed or more olive oil and vinegar if too thick.

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