Weeknight Sesame Steak Salad

by Rebekahcooked up on January 13, 2017

I have a great secret to tell you about steak.

It looks fancy. It sounds fancy. It has a fancy price on many restaurant menus.

Zesty Weeknight Steak Salad | PDXfoodlove

But there is absolutely a such think as a weeknight steak — because they take like 10 whole minutes to cook. And while you can spend $20+/lb. on some cuts, you can also spend $10/lb., which means for dinner for two, you’re looking at a whole $5 (plus the veggies). This one here is an example of the less expensive end, a flank steak that is fun to eat because of the way you cut it into thin strips across the bias. I like it, at least.

Zesty Weeknight Steak Salad | PDXfoodlove

Now, I do think that a marinade is a good idea, but it only needs to be 30 minutes or so (and longer would be great). BUT that gives you plenty of time to wash and prep the veggies and dressing, and of course, give a bottle of red wine a little air before you pour yourself a glass. I think the ideal timeline goes like this:

  1. Make marinade, add steak, put in fridge
  2. Choose and open wine (in this case red would be ideal)
  3. Start prepping veggies
  4. Pour wine
  5. Sip wine
  6. Cook steak

Zesty Weeknight Steak Salad | PDXfoodlove

Not only is it actually easy, it still makes a weeknight meal pretty special. I think we will be doing this more often.



1 Comment

  1. Looks yum! Question – the ingredients don’t show up for me on an iPhone. Is there another page to see those?

    Comment by Trista — January 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

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