Warm medium-rare steak mixed with avocado and mango may just be the biggest aphrodisiac I know. I have made this “salad” many times and it remains a well-loved, much requested favorite. This is one of those meals that you want to keep firmly in the rotation.
Spicy Steak and Mango Salad
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 rib eye steak ( 3/4 to 1 lb), diced
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
2 cups vermicelli
1 1/4 cup mango, diced
1/2 cup daikon, shredded
1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, minced
1/2 cup scallions, diced
2 tablespoons mint, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chiffonade
Mixed in carefully:
1 cup avocado, diced
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
4 tablespoons sriracha
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
lime wedges, for garnish
In a medium skillet over high heat add canola oil. Season rib eye steak with salt and pepper and sear in skillet about 3-4 minutes per side until medium-rare.
Meanwhile in a large bowl combine salad ingredients. In a small bowl mix dressing. Once steak has cooked, allow to rest for 2 minutes and then dice and add to salad.
Coat salad with dressing and then carefully mix in avocados. Finish with roasted peanuts, red pepper flakes, and lime wedges. Voila: a steak and mango salad worthy of fine dining but also well suited to a night enjoyed at home. Enjoy!