Sunday, July 22, 2012

Asparagus and Steak Salad with Basil

1 Steak
6 Asparagus Stalks, chopped 
1tsp Olive Oil

2 large handfuls of Lettuce
3 Basil Leaves, sliced
10 Cherry tomatoes

1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 Tbs White Wine Vinegar (or whatever you have. I've also used Red Wine Vinegar, Balsamic, Champagne Vinegar, even Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Heat a pan to medium heat.

Season your steak with salt and pepper.  Here is a good guide to cooking your steak to your liking. Steak Cooking Times

Drizzle the pan with about a teaspoon of oil. I usually use olive oil. To save from dirtying many pans, I cook the steak on one side and saute the asparagus on the other side. Saute your asparagus for 7-8 minutes while your steak is cooking. Since I like my steak medium rare, I usually cook one side for 4 minutes and then flip it to the other side to cook for 3-4 minutes. Once the steak and asparagus is cooked, set them aside to rest and cool off for a few minutes.

While the steak cools down, in a bowl mix together the mustard, vinegar and olive oil to make the dressing. Add the lettuce, basil and tomatoes to the dressing. Slice the steak and add the steak and asparagus to the salad.

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