Summer Steak Salad with Ginger-lime Dressing

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Known in Asia as Shaking Beef Salad, or bo luc lac, this Vietnamese classic is made by shaking essentially searing steak in a very hot pan. The older I get the more I like the salad/beef combo. Healthy but with the meat I crave.

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3 tablespoons fish sauce*
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Water
1 tablespoon fresh ginger; minced peeled
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 teaspoon red jalapeno chile; minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce*
1 tablespoon medium-dry Sherry
2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce*
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar; packed
1 1/4 pounds pounds New York steak; trimmed, cut into 2/3-inch cubes
2 bunches watercress; bottom 2 inches discarded, cut into 1-inch lengths
3 cups mizuna leaves; torn in half if very large (about 1 1/2 ounces)
2 cups Bibb lettuce; lightly packed and torn about 6 large leaves
1 cup Thai basil leaves; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1/2 12-oz English hothouse cucumber; halved lengthwise, sliced very thinly on diagonal
12 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1/2 red onion; cut into thin wedges
2 shallots; sliced into thin rounds
1/4 medium pineapple; peeled, cored, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-t

Original recipe makes 4



For dressing:

Whisk all ingredients in small bowl to blend.

For salad:

Mix oyster sauce, Sherry, tamari soy sauce, minced garlic, and brown sugar in medium bowl. Stir in steak. Marinate steak at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Combine watercress, mizuna, lettuce, basil, cucumber, and tomatoes in large bowl. Add half of dressing and toss to coat. Arrange greens mixture on large rimmed platter.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add onion and shallots and saute 30 seconds. Add beef with marinade. saute until beef is brown outside but still pink inside, about 4 minutes. Add pineapple slices and stir until pineapple is heated through, about 1 minute longer. Spoon steak mixture with any pan juices atop dressed greens mixture on platter. Drizzle salad with remaining dressing and serve.


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