Steak salad with crispy shallots, dried cherries, candied pecans and goat cheese – iowa girl eats

Steak Salad with Crispy Shallots, Dried Cherries, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese is a gluten-free, restaurant-quality entree salad!

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? We ended up traveling to eastern Iowa to see family that was in town from out of town (you follow?!) on Saturday, then I worked all day Sunday. How to cook salmon fillet in oven Holy uneventful weekend, dear readers! : )

One exciting thing to happen was that strip steaks went on sale at my grocery store. How to cook salmon fillets in a pan What can I say, cheap meat really does it for me.Anyway, that being said, I thought it’d be the perfect time to bring you the next post in my “ Back to Basics ” series – How to Cook Steak on a Stove Top.

I was blown away by how many people requested instructions on how to cook meat, specifically steak, indoors.


How to cook salmon fillets I totally get it though. How to cook frozen salmon fillets in the oven Steak is often associated with grilling season, so how’s a girl/guy gonna enjoy a thick and juicy steak in the dead of winter, or if they don’t own a grill in the first place? Fear not, I have the answer!

This weekend Ben and I stocked up on steak and cooked…well…a whole lot of them in order to give you the easiest way to cook steak on the stove top, and in some cases on the stove top + in the oven. How to cook a salmon fillet in the oven It’s not difficult, and the instructions aren’t elaborate. How long does salmon take to cook in the oven You can do it, and I suggest you enjoy your inaugural stove top steak in Steak Salad with Crispy Shallots, Dried Cherries, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese.

Juicy steak tops a bed of cold lettuce dotted with creamy goat cheese, chewy dried cherries, crunchy candied pecans – all drizzled with a homemade honey-lime-soy-ginger salad dressing and topped with easy, crispy shallots. How to cook salmon without foil Trust me, the combo of all these ingredients will send you straight to culinary Heaven. How to cook salmon steaks in oven This recipe is restaurant-worthy!

I’m thinking this salad would be a hit for Valentine’s Day. How to cook salmon on stove top It’s got lettuce for her, steak for him…ok and her. How to cook smoked salmon fillet I LOVE steak. How long to cook salmon steaks Anyway, this salad is really something special and is much more inexpensive to make and enjoy at home vs going out to a restaurant where you know they jack the prices up just because it’s a holiday. How to grill salmon fillets Dislike!

Start with the salad dressing – this stuff is liquid gold, people.

Combine extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce or gluten-free tamari, fresh garlic and ginger, honey, salt, and pepper in a mason jar or bowl, then shake or whisk to combine. How to cook baked salmon Set it aside while you build the rest of the salad so the flavors can meld. How long to cook salmon fillet Mmm, mmm, mm – love this dressing. How long to cook baked salmon It’s actually based off a steak marinade recipe a reader sent me years ago, and is so delicious.

Next, slice 2 large shallots into thin rings. How long does salmon take to cook in oven If you’ve never had fried shallots, you’re in for a treat! They’re way lighter than onion rings since there’s no batter/breading involved, plus they’re pan fried vs deep dried so they’re much more convenient to make.

Separate the shallots into rings then you’re off to the races.

Heat 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil, or another oil with a high smoke point, in a large, cast iron or heavy bottomed, oven-safe skillet (whew!) over medium-high heat. How long to cook salmon fillets Add the shallots then fry, stirring often, until they’re golden brown – 3-5 minutes. How to cook salmon fillets in the oven Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain then sprinkle with salt.

It’s important to make sure the heat is right at medium-high. How to cook salmon steaks in a frying pan If it’s too high, the shallots will burn. Salmon steak cooking time Too low, and they’ll saute. Salmon fillet cooking time We’re after a 7 out of 10 on the heat scale.

Now let’s turn our attention to the main event – the steak! I used two 8oz strip steaks (aka New York Strips) about 3/4? thick for this entree salad. How to prepare salmon steaks I feel like strip steak is a good “salad” steak, versus a filet mignon which I would consider a good “dinner” steak. Cooking a salmon fillet Strip steaks are also great for dinner with a side, but they work particularly well on top of salads.

If strip steaks aren’t calling your name, I’d recommend using ribeye or flank steak for this salad instead. How to cook salmon without skin The cooking instructions are the same.

Strip steak is one side of a T-bone – the other side is the filet. Salmon oven cooking time It’s very tender and doesn’t require a lot of fussing to make it taste great. How to prepare salmon fillet Love it (especially when it’s on sale for $5/steak!)

Start by trimming the steaks of excess fat. Oven baked salmon with lemon I’d leave it on if I were grilling the steaks or serving them with a side for dinner, but since we’re serving them on top of a beautiful salad I just lop it off at the beginning.

Rub 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil over both sides of the steak then season LIBERALLY on both sides with salt and pepper. Oven roasted salmon fillet Use more than you think you should. Oven cook salmon fillet Trust me!

Place the steaks in the hot, 7/10 skillet then sear for 3 minutes. How to cook salmon fillet in a pan Do not move the steaks during this time – they’re forming a yummy, delectable crust! Flip then sear for 2 minutes on the other side for a medium-rare steak.

Now, since there is high heat and fat involved here, there will be smoke and splatter. Oven baked salmon fillets Smoke does not always mean something is going wrong. Oven cook salmon fillets Just make sure you have your hood fan on high, and a splatter screen nearby!

I had fairly thin steaks so I was able to cook them through on the stove top. Cooking salmon with skin on If yours are thicker than 1? AND/OR you want your steak cooked to medium – well done, slide the whole skillet into a 400 degree oven for 2-8 minutes to finish cooking through. How to cook salmon with skin on Remember that the steak will continue to cook a bit after you remove it from the oven!

Regardless of if you finish on the stove or in the oven, remove the steaks to a cutting board immediately then let them rest for 7-10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain (generally this is horizontally down the length of the steak.) If you cut into the steaks too soon, all the juices will run out and you’ll have a hard, grey steak. Grilling salmon with skin on Don’t let this happen to you!

Slide the steak slices over two beds of lettuce then add a plethora of sweet, savory, creamy, and crunchy toppings including dried cherries, candied pecans, goat cheese. Cook salmon fillet oven and our crispy shallots on top. Whole salmon fillet recipes Drizzle on the homemade salad dressing then dig in!

• 3 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (or other oil with high heat cooking oil,) divided

• 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, microplaned or finely minced (or a pinch of dried ginger)

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees if steak is thicker than 1″ and/or you like your steak medium – well done. Combine all ingredients for salad dressing in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid or bowl. Cooking frozen salmon fillets Shake or whisk to combine then set aside.

• Rub steaks on both sides with 1 Tablespoon oil then season each side liberally with salt and pepper.

• Heat remaining 2 Tablespoons oil in a large, oven-safe cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat (7/10 on the heat scale.) Add shallots then fry for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Baked whole salmon fillet Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain then sprinkle with salt and set aside.

• For 3/4″ steaks done to medium-rare: Add steaks to hot skillet then sear for 3 minutes on one side. Recipe for baked salmon fillet Flip then sear for 2 minutes on second side. Cooking salmon fillets in oven Remove steaks to a cutting board then let rest for 7-10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

• For 1″ or thicker steaks done to medium – well done: Add steaks to hot skillet then sear for 3 minutes on one side. Cooking salmon steaks in oven Flip then sear for 2 minutes on second side and then place into oven. How to cook a salmon steak Roast for 2-8 minutes or until desired level of doneness is reached (remember that steaks will continue cooking a bit after removing from oven.) Remove steaks to a cutting board then let rest for 7-10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

• Divide lettuce between two plates then top with half of the sliced steak, candied pecans, dried cherries, and crumbled goat cheese. Baking a salmon fillet Drizzle salad dressing on top then serve.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

So to review – trim, season, sear, roast (if necessary,) rest, slice, serve!

Oh, I have to show you the candied pecans I used. Recipe for baked salmon fillets You can absolutely make homemade but I found these guys at Trader Joe’s and they are IT! They’ve got a slightly spicy warmth and not too sweet crunch. Baking salmon fillets in oven Totally recommend.

You will love this salad and method for cooking steak indoors. Baked salmon fillets Enjoy!

Steak salads are about the only way that my husband will eat anything green, and this salad looks perfect! I love the combo of cherries, pecans and goat cheese but I usually pair it with chicken salads…love this twist! And those crispy shallots and honey lime dressing? I’ll take that on everything I eat for the rest of my life please!

i love me a good steak salad. Bake salmon fillet in oven sometimes i want something green that also has ALL THE IRON AND PROTEIN too please.

on a semi-related note: would you ever consider putting together a list of dressing recipes by themselves? you are my go-to salad dressing guru, but most of the time i can’t remember which recipe goes with which dressing. How to bake salmon fillet (please ignore if you already have this and i am not looking hard enough…)

This salad looks amazing! I’m totally going to make it when I’m done with this freaking whole 30!

Were you in Dubuque in Eastern Iowa? If you’re ever in DBQ, you should totally eat at Crust! Super cool atmosphere, the best pizza, cool drink menu, and they give you these amazing fried balls of dough before you order. How long to bake salmon fillet Delicious!

This is my kind of salad! What a great combination of flavors. How to bake a salmon fillet I’ll have to keep an eye out for those pecans – sweet and spicy?? Mmmmm.

And I’m pretty sure strip steaks on sale would make the headlining news in our house! (And I totally LOL’ed at the TWSS!)

Hello! This looks fantastic! I do love steak but after moving in with my boyfriend realize neither of us have a clue how to cook it at home.. How to bake salmon fillet in oven and a long Canadian winter/short BBQ season! This tutorial is great, I’ll be trying the method soon. How long to bake a salmon fillet Can I use olive oil instead of grapeseed??

Oh and that dressing sounds fab, I may try that part tonight with my salad 🙂

My husband is a sucker for steak salads so I will definitely have to give this a try. How long bake salmon fillet On a side note, I have been making a lot of your recipes lately with great success. Baked salmon fillet Last week I made something new which neither the husband nor I liked. How to bake salmon fillets Once the husband discovered that I did not get the recipe from you he’s now requested that I only make recipes from your site. Baked salmon fillet in foil Mediterranean turkey meatloaf is up next!

If you are ever looking for a place to eat near Iowa City, I highly recommend Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty! My favorite thing on the menu (though everything I have ever had has been awesome) is their steak salad! It has goat cheese, crispy onions, carrots, etc. Baked salmon fillet recipes with a balsamic dressing. Baked salmon fillets recipes Amazing combination of favors! This recipe gives me a great way to make something similar myself! steak + goat cheese is just an awesome combination!!!

I made this a couple nights ago for dinner and it was delicious! I used fresh cracked pecans and fresh mozzarella curds (forgot to get some goat cheese!) I think the dressing is wonderful! I can’t wait to have this again! 🙂

This was on my list of things to go back and make and I got to it this weekend. Easy baked salmon fillet recipes I am not a steak eater, so I don’t think I’ve ever cooked it before, but this turned out great! your instructions were spot on.

My husband raved, I felt like a hero, and what more can you really ask for?

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