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Warm and Spicy Steak Salad


steak salad

steak salad

 

Warm and Spicy Steak Salad……… Winter is coming, so I am thinking of a hot and spicy minute steak with a bunch of green salad. This is a very quick recipe that you can add to your menu as a “main dish” as it is served already with garlic bread and a poached egg….It is very simple, fast and easy to make. All you need is some green salad, garlic bread, a sizzling hot pan with olive oil then drop your thinly sliced sirloin steak and seasoned with sweet chili sauce. In less than 5 minutes, you will have a “power protein and healthy salad meal…..Must try!!!!

Bistek Tagalog (beef with onions and soy sauce)


Bistek Tagalog………..If the Americans love their fillet mignon with gravy, tenderloin steak with mushroom sauce, We filipinos have love our own steak.  Yes, Bistek is a steak – the Philippines way. It’s a tasty and simple recipe to cook your beef. It is a dish made with common ingredients such as soy sauce, calamansi and onions which is always present inside our cup board. As I always mention to my blog – good food doesn’t have to be complicated. For your reference, I already posted the pork version of this recipe – Pork Steak Tagalag…………..Did you know that onions is the richest dietary source of quercitin, a potent antioxidant which is specifically linked to inhibiting human stomach cancer. Onions also have historically been used to treat asthma, too. Its action in asthma is due to its ability to inhibit the production of compounds that cause the bronchial muscle to spasm and to relax bronchial muscle.

Ingredients: serves 3-4 persons

  • 500 gms beef sirloin- blade cut / thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onions cut in rings
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (to keep the steak more tender)
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 5 pcs calamansi or 1 whole lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil

Procedures:

  • In a container with cover, combine all ingredients together except onions and oil. marinade for a minimum of 2 hours
  • In a wide teflon pan, heat oil and caramelize onion for 5 minutes. remove and drain onions. set aside.
  • On the same pan with the same oil, seared steak on both side.  Seared on your desired doneness. Do not over cook.
  • The pour over remaining marinade mix. cook for about 2 minutes then topped with caramelized onions
  • Transfer in a serving plate. Serve hot with rice.

Steak Ala Pobre


Steak ala pobre…….One of the most popular entree back in my previous work place. It is under the Menu which have a caption of “CHEF’s RECOMMENDATION”…. It is a huge piece of steak serve with lots of garlic cooked your way. I remember this meal is accompanied by the usual side dish of coleslaw and buttered veggies and your choice of rice or mashed potato. Gosh, After almost 15 years ago, I still can remember every single word we used to create that menu. ……………..Did you know that garlic can improve a person’s immune system. It has anti-cancer components that can prevent colon cancer and stomach cancer. People with more garlic in their food intake or diet have less risk of colorectal cancer or pancreatic cancer. Garlic supplementation can also reduce the development of cancer cells among people with family history of breast, prostate and throat cancers. Also, it is found that aged garlic lowers heart and intestinal damage common to chemotherapy patients……….

Ingredients: Serves 2 persons

  • 400 grams tenderloin steak (200 gms per serving)
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp seasoning soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • toasted garlic for garnishing on top

Procedures:

  • In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients and rub steak evenly.
  • In a charcoal grill – grill steak according to your desired doneness.
  • Serve with coleslaw salad and your choice of rice or mashed potato
  • Enjoy with a glass of wine.
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