I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fiery Beef Salad

On New Years, I had planned a nice prime rib dinner with mashed potatoes, a salad, the works. Since Justin was sick, I decided to take some leftover top round and make a steak salad for myself, while he dined on a not so luxurious bowl of chicken noodle soup. The beef in this salad dish is quite spicy but really good. It would also work well as skewers or on the BBQ with a whole steak.

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dried lemongrass
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4-5 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound flank steak or top round
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 cups chopped lettuce

1. To make the marinade, combine the honey, onion, ginger, lemongrass, garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and hot sauce in bowl. Pour over steak and let marinade about 1 hour (I only marinated it for 15 min and it was just fine). Leave about 2 T marinade in bowl, uncontaminated by the raw beef.

2. Line broiler pan with foil, and heat oven to broil.

3. Broil steak 5 inches from the heat for about 4 min per side, or until it's cooked to your liking. Let rest about 5 minutes, then slice thinly. Arrange steak slices over lettuce and top with scallions. Drizzle remaining marinade over salad and enjoy!


Beth G. said...

Aww, my hubby was sick on NYE too!! I drove through In & Out though- your salad looks yummy!!

ShanSoPink said...

Hey Jamie!
Just wanted to say hi and you're awesome =) Have I told you that the pic of you and your husband on here is toooooo adorable!! YOu guys are so cute!

Shannon from the mark forums :)