January 01, 2005

quick savory beef salad

Here's an easy dinner that could almost be dressed up for company with a little clever presentation.

Make garlicky slaw.

Saute an onion sliced into thin wedge-slices until soft & starting to brown. Mix 3/4 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt & some ground black pepper in a dish. Slice either some raw steak or some deli-end roast beef or leftover cooked roast beef into bite-size pieces, and roll these in the spices. Saute in more olive oil until cooked/warmed. Mix the beef and the onions.

Make a quasi-chimichurri by chopping a handful of fresh parsley, mincing a shallot, and mixing together with a tsp of sugar, half-tsp salt, some ground pepper, and enough olive oil & cider vinegar to just float the greens.

Put the slaw on a plate, top with beef & onions, put a big dollop of parsley sauce on it. Good with thick yogurt & toasted dark rye or pita bread. If you made the toast into points & arranged things prettily, it would almost be fancy. As it is, it's garlicky, vinegary, savory, filling & healthy.

(It's the lazy-girl's ripoff of the spiced beef & onions recipe in the current issue of Gourmet, if you must know. I was hungry, I couldn't be bothered to haul out the food processor for the sauce. *grin*)

Posted by foodnerd at January 1, 2005 07:38 PM
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