TGIF! It’s Friday, and the last thing you want to do tonight after a long week of work is make a complicated dinner with tons of dishes. I know- I really feel that in my bones. I’m going to help you out here. Swing by your favorite meat store after work, grab a steak, and call your significant other and ask them to turn the grill on. We’re grilling a steak caesar salad tonight, lettuce, croutons, and the steak. Use your favorite dressing, or make this quick homemade version in the blender, and dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes, and all you have to do is uncover the grill. Let’s dig in!
This recipe is done in long-term partnership with my friends at Char-Griller. All thoughts, recipes, and opinions are my own. Thank you for reading!
Grilled Steak Caesar Salad
12 oz of hanger or filet steak
1 large head of romaine
½ baguette, cut into large cubes
1/3 cup shaved parmesan
1 T olive oil
Easy Caesar Dressing
the juice of 1 lemon
1 T worcestershire sauce
1 T anchovy paste (if you don’t have, use additional worcestershire)
2 cloves fresh garlic
½ cup grated parmesan
1 egg yolk
1 T Dijon
½ cup olive oil
1. Heat up Char-Griller to high heat. I used charcoal for extra flavor, but if you’re pressed for time, gas is always a wonderful option! Season your steak liberally, lots of salt and pepper, my friends.
2. Cut washed romaine in half, and toss cubed baguette with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Once grill is heated to 500+, lay steak on clean grates, and add romaine cut side down, and crouton cubes as well. Turn croutons every 1-2 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Pull romaine and croutons from grill, and allow steak to cook evenly on both sides. I like my steak medium-rare, so I cooked each piece for 4 minutes per side. Pull the steak and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
3. While your steak is resting, blend all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil until a paste forms. Then, with the blender running on low, slowly drizzle in the oil until well combined and thick- you know what caesar dressing should look like!
4. Chop grilled romaine, slice steak, and assemble on your salad plate, sprinkling with the grilled croutons and shaved parmesan. Drizzle the dressing over the top, and you’ve got dinner ready to go! Enjoy, friends!
Hope you love this one as much as I do!
Be sure to tag me in your food photos when you recreate it!