Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Shopping around the world

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 :)


  1. Yum, yum. I have never heard of arugula before so I will keep an eye out for it and I will certainly get Mum to try out your dressing recipe, that sounds very tasty
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Is it too early to be wanting lunch? LOL!

  3. Oh my piggy heavens. Now this is a salad I can wrap my piggy lips around. YUMMO! I'm writing this down for mom to fix for all of us. XOXO - Bacon

  4. BOW WOW, you're making this pup hungry!

  5. Yummy. When mom is in the mood for a salad she eats like a rabbit
    Lily & Edward

  6. Looks very yummy! Especially with the steak on top!

  7. That looks good (cuz mom would give us the meat BOL)!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. That looks like a great recipe. I'm a vegetarian but my hubs would love that!
    Lynne x

  9. Mom is drooling, she loves to add bits of steak to her salad too:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  10. Hari OM
    Mine's minus the beef, ta... yum, I loves those greens... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  11. A meal we could share....We could have the meat and cheese, and SHE could eat the green stuff...BOL!

  12. My mom can't stand vinegar dressings, but she likes the rest of the salad. Maybe she can use a different dressing.

  13. We never knew that balsamic vinegar came white! You guys are always teaching us something new. The salad looks delicious! yummmmmmmmm

  14. mmmmmmm that looks mighty delicious!
    Mr Bailey, hazel & mabel

  15. That looks really nummy!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Woof, that looks good. I bet it smells even better! I would woof back the steak in one second and Mimi could have the rest. Yum!


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