I rarely crave red meat, but, when I do... I usually crave this salad. It is so simple to make, has a ton of flavor, and really hits the spot.
Friday, I got out of work early and headed over to K & 8th Market (best little meat market in Southie, under 1000 sq ft, family owned and operated, & has all the staples you need). I like getting beef from K & 8th, they really know their meat and are so helpful. I went ahead and got filet (not necessary but is lean and SO tasty). Now, I know most would prefer their filet straight up, but hey, I like what I like. Don't diss it 'til you try it ;)
The essential ingredients for this salad are as follows: filet, dried cranberries, goat cheese, & romaine lettuce. This time, I also added avocado and edamame. Dressing is simply lemon juice and extra virgin o/o.
Generously season the filet with extra virgin o/o, salt, & pepper on both sides. For medium, cook for 5 mins each side, medium-well 6 minutes per side. (don't cut it or press down!)
When the steak is done, let it rest for at least 5 minutes to seal in the juices. Chop & add all ingredients to the salad. Then, slice the filet with a proper steak knife at an angle to get nice 1/4" pieces. Top the salad and toss with extra virgin o/o and the juice from a couple lemon wedges. Enjoy!
Have an awesome week! xo