Richly flavored buffalo steak is complemented by the bite of radicchio, mellowed a bit by the grill, the earthy-sweet beets and a creamy goat cheese dressing. Buffalo is a tasty option but, because it's so lean, is best cooked rare to medium-rare.
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
- 4 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 small heads radicchio
- One 15-ounce can baby beets, drained (the liquid can be reserved for Pickled Eggs)
- 1 pound buffalo or beef New York strip (loin) steaks, trimmed of fat and cut into 4 portions
- Tip: Meat-Buying Tips:
Make sure that packaged meat isn't past its "sell-by" date and that there's not much moisture in the packaging.
Touch it if possible—it should be firm and not soft.
Look for bright red (not gray) meat. Vacuum-packed meat will be darker looking and should turn red as soon as it's exposed to air.
Preheat the grill to high.
Place the cheese in a medium bowl and mash it with the back of a spoon until creamy. Add the vinegar, dry mustard, shallot, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; whisk to combine. Continue whisking and slowly drizzle in 1 tablespoon oil until blended. Set aside.
Cut each radicchio head in half, core and quarter each half. Thread the radicchio chunks and beets onto skewers. Drizzle the skewered vegetables with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Rub the steaks with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil. Season the steaks and skewered vegetables with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Grill the steaks 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Grill the vegetable skewers, turning frequently so the radicchio doesn't burn, until the radicchio is wilted and lightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes total. Transfer the steaks to a plate; let rest for 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skewers. Serve the steaks and vegetables drizzled with the sauce.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
222 calories; 9g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 55mg cholesterol; 451mg sodium; 9g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 25g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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