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Thai Steak Salad with Cold Noodles

Thai Steak Salad with Cold Noodles
Central Bistro

Thai Steak Salad with Cold Noodles

At Central Bistro in Phoenix, we serve this salad that features cold noodles throughout. The salad is made with skirt steak, romaine lettuce, radicchio, mango, blue cheese, fried noodles, and a ginger peanut soy vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/2 Cup sesame oil
  • 2 Ounces minced garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Ounces peanut butter
  • 2 Ounces mint
  • 3 Ounces grated ginger
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 3/4 Cups ponzu
  • 2 Ounces coconut paste, preferably Coco Lopez
  • 1/2 Cup sweet Thai chile sauce, preferably Mae Ploy
  • 1/4 Cup garlic chile paste, such as sambal oelek

For the salad

  • 3 Ounces spaghetti
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • 1 Pound skirt or hanger steak
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 Cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 Cup chopped radicchio
  • 1/4 Cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 Cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Handful of teardrop tomatoes
  • Handful of cubed mango
  • 2 Ounces store-bought fried chow mein noodles, for garnish

Directions

For the dressing

Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over low heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown (watch to make sure it doesn't burn). Transfer to a heatproof container, place in the refrigerator, and chill. Then, in a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blend until emulsified.

For the salad

Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti, cook according to the package directions, and drain.

Meanwhile, preheat a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan on high heat. Brush or spray a light layer of vegetable oil onto the grill, and do the same with the steak. Season the steak with salt and pepper, to taste, and grilled to the desired level of doneness; medium-rare is recommended.

Let the steak rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients except for the fried chow mein noodles in a large bowl with the desired amount of dressing. (Reserve the remaining dressing for another use.) Then, slice the steak into thin strips and toss in the bowl. Serve immediately, garnished with the fried chow mein noodles.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving982
Total Fat70g100%
Sugar16gN/A
Saturated18g91%
Cholesterol80mg27%
Protein42g83%
Carbs56g19%
Vitamin A257µg29%
Vitamin B123µg48%
Vitamin B61mg56%
Vitamin C92mg100%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E5mg26%
Vitamin K84µg100%
Calcium214mg21%
Fiber9g35%
Folate (food)177µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)177µg44%
Iron7mg38%
Magnesium168mg42%
Monounsaturated30gN/A
Niacin (B3)11mg56%
Phosphorus505mg72%
Polyunsaturated17gN/A
Potassium1439mg41%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg40.3%
Sodium2671mg100%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg25.7%
Trans0.8gN/A
Zinc9mg62%