Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuscan Salad with Steak @ Home



We love the steak served by the Four Seasons Hotel, so much so that we are trying to recreate it at home now.

It is called Tuscan salad with Wagyu beef steak on top. With only $48 for a main course plus buffet starter and dessert (lunch menu), isn’t it value for money? CY loves their food and service! We have been there a few times and we were greeted with waiters and chefs eager to share their inspirations. It was really a personalised service that we did not receive elsewhere. I kind of like their service more than their food though, not because their food is not good, but it’s really huge serving that depressed me! I am a big eater myself but was depressed because I could not finish the main course with buffet starter and dessert! Each time, I was stuffed till could not walk properly, eventually skipped 2 meals after that. I can’t blame them for giving me big portion and for my inability to reject food put in front of me.

I am curious as to why greens salad is also called Tuscan salad? Is it because it is originated from Tuscan, Italy? Still clueless after google-ing. Supposedly, this is how it looks like, without the potatoes (as our staple food).



For the Tuscan salad dressing: 3 parts oil and 1 part vinegar, mix together, season with salt and black pepper. Optional: with some honey mustard sauce. Yum!

For the potatoes: just pop into the microwave, for 7 minutes, high heat, until it is cooked. Cut into half, stuff in butter and mayonnaise, season with some black pepper.

For the steak seasoning, use a food processor to process them together. Ingredients: 5 cloves of garlic, 5 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper and some herbs (thyme or rosemary). Use this to rub all over the steak just before grilling.

For grilling steak, with a grill on very high heat (heated for abt 3 min or so on a stove), after rubbing the steak with the steak seasoning, sear the meat with high heat, you should hear sizzling sounds from the grill when the steak is put on. Grill each side about 2-3 mins, until medium rare. Take out, rest the steak.

Final presentation, just cut them into strips, lay them onto the dressed salad. Use a fruit peeler, shave parmesan to lay on top. Serve with potatoes.




Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

WAH! Very nice presentation!! I saw the first photo and thought it was restaurant review at first. ;)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Me tooo!!!! Wow!!! This is indeed another great dish for coming festive season. Thanks for sharing. Hope I can achieve something like yours too :)

tigerfish said...

The steak is still moist and juicy and what a gorgeous salad!

Abbey said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I love a steak salad, and the addition of the stuffed potatoes is wonderful!

homeladychef said...

Thanks Ju, I think my photoes are not as good as yours! Way to learn ;)

Hi Ellena, you can definitely create this better than this!!

Tigerfish: Thanks! :)Hows your cookbook going?

Abbey! Nice seeing you here! I dropped by your blog and saw you have a new video! Well done!

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