David's Favorite Recipes

GRILLED Teriyaki Strip Steak Salad



In a small saucepan, stir together all the Teriyaki Sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

In a gallon sealable heavy-duty plastic food storage bag, pour half of the Teriyaki Sauce. Add the 2 steaks to the bag, turning them to coat with the sauce; seal the bag and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to marinate the steaks.

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, toss together the mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, oil, and kosher salt. In a stovetop ridged grill pan over medium-high heat, grill the vegetables until nicely browned, turning occasionally with tongs, 10 to 15 minutes. Retune them to the bowl and set aside.

Grill the steaks to an internal temperature of 130°F to 135°F on an instant-read thermometer for medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter, cover with foil, and leave to rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Then, cut crosswise into slices about ¼ inch thick.

 In a salad bowl, toss the greens with 3 tablespoons of remaining Teriyaki Sauce. Arrange the greens down the middle of individual serving plates; top with tomatoes and blue cheese. Arrange the grilled vegetables on one side of the greens and steak strips on the other. Drizzle the steak with the remaining teriyaki sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Most salads made with steak hot from the grill are really tasty. We especially like this one because of the bold flavors that come from an easy-to-make teriyaki sauce, grilled vegetables, and crumbled blue cheese.

Ingredients - Teriyaki Sauce

½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
½ cup sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
½ teaspoon cornstarch

Ingredients - Steak Salad

2 New York strip steaks, trimmed of fat
8 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean, stemmed, and quartered
1 red bell pepper, halved, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup peanut oil or olive oil
4 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
½ cup blue cheese crumbles
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Kosher salt