Friday, February 26, 2010

Grilled Rib-Eye Salad with Red Wine-Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and Fresh Thyme

My husband grilled fabulous rib-eye steaks for Valentine's Day using a Bobby Flay recipe.  The steaks were loaded with flavor, but were large enough to feed the neighborhood.  We used the leftovers to create this easy main dish salad.


Grilled Rib-Eye Salad with Red Wine-Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Grilled Steak and Dressing adapted from Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill

For the Steaks:
Boneless rib-eye steaks, cut 2 inches thick
Canola or olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: 
1.  Twenty minutes before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let sit, covered, at room temperature.

2.  Heat your grill to high

3.  Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place the steaks on the grill and let cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes.  Turn the steaks over and continue grilling for 5 to 6 minutes for medium-rare or 7 to 8 minutes for medium.

4.  Remove the steaks to a cutting board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.  

For the Salad:
Slice valdalia onions and colorful bell peppers (place in grill basket and cook along side the steaks)
Spring greens
Blue cheese, crumbled (good quality such as Maytag)

For the Dressing:
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, and thyme in a medium bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. (The vinaigrette can be made a few hours in advance, covered and kept refrigerated. bring to room temperature before serving.)


Cut steak into 1/4- inch thick slices and serve over the bed of fresh spring greens, crumbled blue cheese, grilled pepper and onions.  Spoon a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette dressing over each serving.

Enjoy!



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60 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

That is a plate of goodness! I am going to steal the salad recipe the next time I'm cooking steak :)
Have a nice weekend Velva!

Bo said...

Great use of leftover steak...looks delicious!

AMUSE-BOUCHE FOR TWO said...

This is on the money for me. I could use some steak...and we eat salad every night. You may have inspired Friday night dinner, Velva. :)

Gina said...

Yum, I love a steak salad!

Lea Ann said...

This dressing sounds incredible. I love making my own vinaigrettes. Thanks for this recipe.

Claudia said...

Oh does that ever look good. I love how you do not need a lot when you have a good cut of meat. Now.... to forage for that tasty salad....

Sandi said...

Just beautiful Velva!!! and that dressing sounds delcious

5 Star Foodie said...

A gorgeous steak salad and sounds super delicious with the red wine honey mustard dressing! Btw, you are a winner of the fiber one muffins coupon :)

Jenny Bulmanski said...

Looks delicious! I love a good red wine-honey mustard vinaigrette!

Big Dude said...

Looks great and one of my wife's favorite meals.

suzicate said...

That looks so pretty, and I'll bet it tastes even better!

A Year on the Grill said...

Perfect in every way!


Love the photos... and hey , check my site on SUnday, i will be announcing my "pay it forward" offer... Thanks again for your package, looking forward to sending out some fun things

Alison said...

Velva, I have an award for you!

http://justlikegrandmascooking.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-101-blog-award.html

Vrinda said...

Nice healthy salad,nice click

George Gaston said...

Velva, boy does that steak salad look good. Looks like Mr. "V" is a master at the grill. The steak is grilled to perfection!

Bob said...

Now that's my kind of salad! Awesome.

Laura in Paris said...

Rib eye, my favortie cut!

Trish said...

Steak salad...the ONLY way to eat steak! Yummers!

Hungry Dog said...

Of course the steak looks lovely and perfectly cooked, but the salad looks delicious too! I would eat that in a heartbeat.

Chef E said...

That's it! I am making reservations at your house!

All this snow we are getting is cramping my cooking style!

Maria C said...

That looks absolutely mouth-watering!

picnicplanner said...

That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Bridgett said...

I love the sound of the vinaigrette. I definitely want to try this!

Dishesdone said...

Great idea to use the steak in the salad, it looks delicious! Love Bobby Flay's recipes!

Barbara said...

Bobby Flay is the king of grills! And what a clever way to use leftover steak, Velva. I've had it in sour cream as an appetizer,cold, but never tried it in a regular salad. I love a duck salad, so this ought to be just as good, if not better. That dressing had a touch of orange juice in it. Will try this as soon as I get my grill up and running!

Julie said...

This is a salad my husband, who always needs to have his red meat would eat. When I make something without the meat, he's always asking where the meat is.

Looks awesome!

buffalodick said...

You had me at Rib-eye...

lakeviewer said...

PERFECT COMBO. Yummmmm!

Rambling Tart said...

Oooo, Velva, those rib-eye are grilled to PERFECTION! :-) Yum, yum!

Chris said...

Well, hey, if you have to have a salad, it might as well have steak in it! ;)

From the cross section of that steak, I can see that it was one big hunk of beef!

Sook said...

Oh this dish looks AMAZING!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Oh my! Ribeye is my very favorite kind of steak. I love that you served it with peppers, onions, bleu cheese, and vinaigrette - just perfect! Now that is a tasty way to use leftovers!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh wow...this is a great way to use leftovers, indeed!

Stevie said...

Now that's a salad I can sink my teeth into! Yum.

Julie said...

Next time you're having left overs, please let me know. I'll bring my own fork :)

Joanne said...

I love Bobby Flay's big bold flavors. This salad looks delicious. A perfect way to use up that steak.

My Little Space said...

Wow, what a great makeover for the leftover food! And looks really delicious too.

bonnie said...

What a yummy plate, Bobby Flay uses sos many of the flavors I love...love him!!

sweetlife

Judy said...

Great use of leftover steak. Looks like a wonderful salad.

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't think I have ever come up with such delicious dish made with left-over.

Mary said...

This entire post is a study in awesomeness. It is gorgeous to looks at, your instructions are clear and the dressing mouth-watering. I love to visit here.

teresa said...

oh wow, that is a gorgeous salad! this would be perfect for lunch!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Looks tasty and tender.....and I love the sound of the bell peppers grilling alongside the steaks for a smokey flavour. I have everything set for my Mac n Cheese....let's see what tomorrow brings!

Carolyn Jung said...

The sauce sounds especially fabulous. Anything with wine and honey is such a great accompaniment to red meat.

Simply Life said...

wow, beautiful plate!

tasteofbeirut said...

Now that's a salad that is better than the actual meal! Yum! I could eat gallons of it, especially if someone else fixed it for me!

Catherine said...

Beautiful Velva! Everything looks amazing! The steak looks mouthwatering!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Delicious! What a creative way to make that steak go so much further!

Kim said...

Bobby Flay is a doll! I love the red-wine honey mustard dressing - it sounds delicious!

Ken Bowie said...

Thanks for makin me hungry Vel....Wife's bringing me a Bison Steak from Work...and Ill throw together an Arugala Salad and try out your Vin....Mmmmmm

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what an amazing salad

pierre said...

your meat looks beautiful and all these flavours in the dish ... bravo tou you velva ! Pierre

Sophie said...

Oooh dear Velva!!

What a superb meal this is!!

Waw!!! Lovely & tasty food!

Katy ~ said...

Sweetie-Pi eats a lot of steak but not nearly enough salad. I'm sooo making this for him. Thanks for this; it looks perfect for us!

TKW said...

This recipe sounds right up our alley! It looks delicious, too!

Faith said...

This is such a pretty recipe, definitely perfect for Valentine's day! I love the thyme in that dressing, it sounds delicious!

Karen Harris said...

What can I say but, oh, yummmmmm?!

Alisa said...

Now that is one awesome salad!I came across your site from the Foodieblogroll and if you won't mind, I'd love to guide Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and you're all set. Thanks!

Susan Fields said...

Your husband cooks too? That is so unfair! I love this recipe - grilled onions and red peppers plus steak, all on a salad? Delicious!

Aron said...

Nice one, that looks great!

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