Monday, August 22, 2011

Recipe: Steak Lettuce Wraps

A simple but (absolutely, holy crap) delicious dinner for two on a late summer day: marinated and thinly-sliced grilled steak, rolled up in lettuce leaves with a handful of herbs and other toppings.


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 lb sirloin steak
cherry tomatoes, halved
cucumber, julienned
shallots, thinly sliced
soy sauce
1-2 limes


1. Marinate the steak with soy sauce and the juice of about half a lime. The longer the better.

2. Prepare the tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs.

3. Grill the steak until desired done-ness (I always prefer medium or medium-rare, especially if the meat is of good quality). If you don't have a grill, searing it on very high heat will do.

4. Make some more soy sauce / lime juice dressing, adding a bit of sugar to taste.

5. Thinly slice the steak across the grain. Drizzle the dressing over and let it soak into the meat.

6. Roll up some steak and veggies into a lettuce leaf. Devour.