Steak & Arugula Salad with Oranges

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Steak & Arugula Salad with Oranges

This flavor-packed salad is quick enough for a casual weeknight meal but elegant enough for your next dinner party. For a tropical twist, substitute pineapple for the oranges. Skirt steak is relatively lean and cooks quickly; you can also grill it, if you prefer.


Steak & Arugula Salad with Oranges


1 lb. (500 g.) skirt steak

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) low-sodium soy sauce

4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) fresh orange juice

4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) fresh lime juice

1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger

1 clove garlic, pressed or minced

2 oranges

2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

4 cups (4 oz./125 g.) baby arugula

4 radishes, trimmed and sliced

Freshly ground pepper to taste


Trim fat from steak and cut into 2 or 3 pieces.


In a zippered plastic bag, combine soy sauce, orange juice, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, ginger and garlic. Add steak, seal tightly and turn to mix marinade and coat steak. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.


Preheat broiler. Remove steak from bag and discard marinade. Place steak on a broiler pan and place about 2 inches (5 cm.) from heat source. Broil, turning once, for about 8 minutes total for medium-rare.


Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, cut a thin slice off both ends of each orange, then cut away peel and bitter white pith, following fruit’s curve. Cut orange in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise into thin half-moons.


In a large bowl, mix remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice and olive oil. Add arugula, oranges and radishes and toss to mix well. Mound on a platter. Carve steak across grain into slices 1/4 inch (6 mm.) thick and arrange over salad. Sprinkle with pepper and serve right away. Serves 4.
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