Salads. I am a fan. How about you? A well crafted salad is something I appreciate. Believe it or not, the reason a good salad is such a big deal to me is because somehow I rarely can make them as good as in a restaurant. But one salad I never mess up thou is a steak salad. I mean we are talking about steak, by default its going to be good.
Because I love steak so much, I’ve partner with Moyer Beef and have loved learning about selecting a brand of beef that cares about local farmers and where the meat comes from. If you missed it I toured a beef farm in NY state recently and this is where I learned more about Moyer Beef.
My husband says that the secret to a good tasting steak is to cook it simply with a little salt and pepper and I agree BUT that does not mean I will skip making a great sauce for my steak. Which is why I made a guava glaze for this one.
The guava glaze turned out as a sweet, bodied, silky sauce that almost reminds me to a great red wine reduction. Maybe next time I will add red wine to this recipe but for now I just mixed guava paste, water and balsamic vinegar. Sooo good!
I added the sauce at the end of the steak cooking process. I let the sauce cover the steak and reduce some more.
I loved how the drizzled thick reduction served as the salad dressing.
Watch this video to see how I made it:
- 1 Beef Rib Steak
- 2 ounces guava paste
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Lettuce and other salad items as desire
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Season steak with salt and pepper to taste and cook it to desired consistency. Right after turning the steak the first time cover it with the sauce.
- To make the sauce, combine guava paste, water and balsamic vinegar in a small pan over medium high heat.
- Once the guava paste is disolved and all ingredients are well combined, cook it on medium low for about 15 more minutes so the sauce can reduce.
- Pour the sauce on the steak after you turn it the first time in order to allow the steak to finish cooking while getting all the juices of the sauce.
- Remove once you are satisfied with the steak doneness and serve over greens.
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