Filet Mignon Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 (8-ounce) filet mignons
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, chile paste, and peanut oil together in a small baking dish. Add the steaks, turn to coat, cover, and let marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before grilling.

Heat grill to high. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Season both sides with pepper and grill for 7 minutes per side or until slightly charred and cooked to medium-rare doneness. Remove from the grill, let rest 5 minutes, and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Salad:

  • 1 package mixed greens
  • 1 small cucumber, halved and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 5 radishes thinly sliced
  • Yellow and red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Ginger Lime Dressing, recipe follows
  • Salt and ground black pepper

While steak is resting, combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with half of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter, top with the steak, and drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.

Ginger-LimeDressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit 10 minutes before using.

Courtesy of Bobby Flay