Thursday, July 22, 2010

What to do with leftover steak...

The frozen food section at my, and your local supermarket carries frozen grilled chicken and beef that you can use for stir fries, casseroles, pastas and salads. For new and or inexperienced cooks these frozen meat selections are nothing more than left overs, so go ahead, use your own left overs, they will be much tastier, healthier, fresher and much less expensive.

I had my kids over for a barbecue the other night and I had a small grilled steak left over. Grilled steak...I decided to make a steak salad with it.

In the fridge I had the left over steak, some green onions and lettuce. On the counter I had a tomato and garlic, in the bread basket I had some homemade croutons and in the veggie garden I had some zucchini, potatoes and parsley.

So to put this salad together I thinly sliced the steak and green onion, minced the garlic and chopped the parsley. Tossed it all together with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and let it stand for a few hours in the fridge.

Meanwhile I boiled the potatoes and when cooked tossed them in some olive oil and vinegar, not much. The zucchini were also boiled until just fork tender and left to cool and drain on a kitchen towel.
Dinner time....dice the zucchini and toss them in with the lettuce, tomatoes and croutons again add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. There are no right ways or wrong ways but I suggest you keep the oil and vinegar to a minimum and adjust as your taste desires.
Place the salad on a plate and top with the potatoes and marinated steak. This is truly delicious especially on a hot night.


The Hobbit said...

Pretty good size serving.You make leftovers look like dinner for four.Presentation is excellent!

Anonymous said...

That looks so easy and delicious.