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Asian Steak Salad with Cucumber, Napa Cabbage & Peanuts.

  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 2 cloves
    garlic
  • 2
    limes
  • 1 medium head
    napa cabbage
  • ¼ cup
    peanuts, roasted unsalted
  • 1 ½ lb
    striploin (New York strip) steak
  •  
    crushed red pepper
  •  
    rice vinegar
  •  
    salt
  •  
    soy sauce
  •  
    toasted sesame oil
  •  
    virgin coconut oil
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 medium head napa cabbage
    1 English cucumber
    2 limes
  • 2
    Juice the limes into a small bowl.
  • 3
    Place the steak in a shallow bowl and pierce with a fork in multiple places.
    1 ½ lb striploin (New York strip) steak
  • 4
    Pour ½ of the lime juice (save the rest for the salad dressing) and soy sauce over the steak; turn to coat. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
    4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5
    Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 6
    While the pan warms up, peel and mince the garlic.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 7
    Coat the grill pan or skillet with coconut oil.
    2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 8
    Pat the steak dry with paper towels, then place in the grill pan or skillet and cook until desired doneness, 2 to 5 minutes per side. Once done, transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil.
  • 9
    Add the minced garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar, crushed red pepper, and salt to the remaining lime juice and whisk together.
    4 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    4 tbsp rice vinegar
    ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
    ½ tsp salt 
  • 10
    Cut out and discard the tough core of the cabbage; halve the cabbage lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise and transfer to a large bowl.
  • 11
    Trim and discard the ends of the cucumber; halve the cucumber lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise on an angle. Add to the cabbage.
  • 12
    Pour the dressing over the salad; toss until well combined.
  • 13
    Measure out the peanuts into a small bowl.
    ¼ cup peanuts, roasted unsalted
  • 14
    Slice the steak against the grain.
  • 15
    To serve, arrange the salad on a plate, place the steak slices on the side, and sprinkle with the peanuts. Enjoy!