We are joining Bacon for "shopping around the world" and this month we are looking at Salad Recipes. Our Dad's most favorite salad is Balsamic Beef with Arugula. It is a quick and easy salad to make and sooooooooo tasty.
So here we go with what you need - this serves two people
1 large rib eye steak (or other cut that you like).
2 cups of baby arugula (or salad spinach)
1 cup of snap or sugar peas
parmesan cheese shaved into slivers
1/2 cup of white balsamic vinegar (you can use brown but we find it a little too strong)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 a large onion
1/4 of water
1 tsp of olive oil
Chop onion very finely and fry in a small saucepan until soft with the olive oil. Add the white balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil and then let simmer until it reduces down to a thick syrup.
Barbeque, broil or fry the steak - season with salt and pepper - cook it only to medium rare or medium (it will cook a little more when added the dressing). When cooked, let the steak stand for 5 minutes and then cut into thin strips. Add the steak to the simmering dressing, let it cook for two minutes and then turn off heat and leave it while you prepare the salad.
Toss the arugula, sugar peas and parmesan shavings together and place on a plate - then add the steak and dressing. Serve and enjoy :)