Grilled Steak Salad

Grilled Steak Salad
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    Servings Prep Time
    2 people 25 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    2 people 25 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Grilled Steak Salad
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      2 people 25 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      2 people 25 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. In a small bowl stir together first 10 ingredients. Sprinkle steaks generously on both sides with spice rub, pressing gently to slightly adhere. Drizzle with oil and rub paste evenly over steak. Cover and set aside at room temperature while grill preheats.
      2. Preheat grill to medium high.
      3. Clean and dry mixed greens ( I like to use a salad spinner). Clean and slice vegetables, subbing in others as you like.
      4. Grill steak to desired doneness. 4-5 minutes per side for a medium 1" steak. It will depend on thickness of steak. Remove steak and cover with foil and allow to rest at least 5 minutes.
      5. While steak rests, arrange mixed greens on plate and top with sliced vegetables and crumbled goat cheese.
      6. Slice steak across the grain and arrange on salad. Drizzle with Catalina dressing and serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      I recommend using homemade dressing, you just can't beat it.  Here's a link to my Catalina Dressing.

      Catalina Dressing

       

      Catalina Dressing


      Catalina Dressing
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        Servings Prep Time
        1 cup 10 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        1 cup 10 minutes
        Catalina Dressing
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          Servings Prep Time
          1 cup 10 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cup 10 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cup
          Instructions
          1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Allow to rest at room temperature for at least 1 hour to meld flavours. Move to fridge if not using shortly after. Will keep for 1 week refrigerated.
          Recipe Notes

          Yields:  1 generous cup

          Smoky Apple Ribs

          Smoky Apple Ribs
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            Servings Prep Time
            4 people 20 minutes
            Cook Time
            3 hours
            Servings Prep Time
            4 people 20 minutes
            Cook Time
            3 hours
            Smoky Apple Ribs
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              Servings Prep Time
              4 people 20 minutes
              Cook Time
              3 hours
              Servings Prep Time
              4 people 20 minutes
              Cook Time
              3 hours
              Instructions
              Ribs
              1. Preheat oven to 275℉. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and spices. Remove the thin membrane on the back side of ribs if not already done by butcher. Liberally coat the rib rack on all sides with spice rub.
              2. Wrap ribs tightly in aluminum foil with meat side up. Place on large baking tray and bake for approximately 3 hours until meat is tender. Make sauce while ribs are cooking.
              3. Preheat oven to broil and position rack to 6-8" from broiler. Remove ribs from foil and place back on baking tray lined with fresh foil. Brush liberally with sauce on both sides and broil for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from oven and cut between bones. Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side.
              Sauce
              1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a full simmer. Reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. Sauce should be reduced slightly and flavours melded. Yielding approximately 2 cups of sauce.
              Recipe Notes

              I had approximately 1/2 cup of sauce left over without serving any on the side. Can freeze for another use.  Also great with grilled pork tenderloin.

              Smoked Paprika Compound Butter

              Smoked Paprika Compound Butter
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                Servings Prep Time
                8 servings 15 minutes
                Passive Time
                1 hour
                Servings Prep Time
                8 servings 15 minutes
                Passive Time
                1 hour
                Smoked Paprika Compound Butter
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  8 servings 15 minutes
                  Passive Time
                  1 hour
                  Servings Prep Time
                  8 servings 15 minutes
                  Passive Time
                  1 hour
                  Ingredients
                  Servings: servings
                  Instructions
                  1. Combine all ingredients in a mini food processor or bowl and blend until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Scoop butter onto a 10" long piece of plastic wrap or parchment. Roll into a log approximately 5" long and 1 1/2" in diameter wrapping the plastic or parchment around log to cover and seal. Chill for at least an hour prior to serving. To serve, cut log into 8 equal pieces and serve on top of grilled meats, vegetables or potatoes.
                  Recipe Notes

                  Any butter left over can be wrapped well and frozen for future use.

                  Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce

                  Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce on a metal serving tray garnished with fresh parsley.
                  Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce
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                  Juicy spiced pork chops adorned with a creamy hard cider pan sauce.
                    Servings Prep Time
                    4 people 10 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    20 minutes
                    Servings Prep Time
                    4 people 10 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    20 minutes
                    Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce on a metal serving tray garnished with fresh parsley.
                    Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce
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                    Juicy spiced pork chops adorned with a creamy hard cider pan sauce.
                      Servings Prep Time
                      4 people 10 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      20 minutes
                      Servings Prep Time
                      4 people 10 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      20 minutes
                      Ingredients
                      Pork Chops
                      Hard Cider Sauce
                      Servings: people
                      Instructions
                      Pork Chops
                      1. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients except pork chops. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel. Rub pork chops with spice mixture, covering all sides. Add oil to a large stainless steel pan over medium heat. When oil is hot add pork chops and cook until golden, approximately 6 minutes per side or an internal temperature of 145℉ is reached. Remove from pan and tent with foil.
                      Hard Cider Sauce
                      1. Dab out excess oil from the same pan. Over medium heat, add hard cider scraping up any browned bits from the pan. Bring hard cider to a boil and reduce for 5 minutes. Whisk in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, sirracha, and tomato paste. Stir in heavy cream, allow to return to a simmer and reduce for 2-3 minutes or until sauce coats the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over pork chops.
                      Recipe Notes

                      -Medium heat is recommended so the spice rub doesn't burn or get too dark. The trick for a good sear with medium heat is to not move the pork chops while they cook, allowing a good crust to form.

                      -The time needed to cook the pork chops will vary depending on their thickness.  The 6 minutes per side is based on an approximate 1" thick pork chop.  If your chops are thinner, adjust accordingly and use a thermometer if needed.