“The Man” Steak Salad. A meat-and-potatoes guy meal that could get anyone to eat their greens!
Not trying to stereotype here, but I know very few men who would go out to dinner and order a big salad. Or a man who if asked what they wanted for dinner would reply, “A leafy green salad sounds really fantastic!”
Most men I know either are, or claim to be “meat and potatoes” kind of guys. These are the same men that check sports stats on their smart phones thirty times a day, and only like big dogs.
They may secretly adore a big plate of greens, but no one will ever know. To those men out there who proudly proclaim their love for salad, opera, and Maltipoos, I commend you. We obviously haven’t met.
I believe veggies are not just feminine fare… Veggies are for everyone.
My husband Lt. Dan loves vegetables just as much as I do, but never requests salad. Ever.
Years ago I created “The Man” Steak Salad in his honor, because after all, marriage is a compromise.
“The Man” Steak Salad has all the right components to satisfy a manly appetite. Yet it’s still pretty and rests on a large bed of greens.
I started with a couple good sized steaks. Then layered some roasted potatoes and roasted fennel over a bed of cool arugula. I whisked together a tart creamy dressing and topped it with golden raisins for a little sweetness.
My husband (who thinks he hates fennel) could not stop commenting on how much he loved those sweet onions. Smirk!
One more thing… I grilled the steak, but roasted the veggies in the oven. Why?
Grilled potatoes and fennel are absolutely lovely, but thinly sliced veggies can be tricky on the grill. They burn fast and fall through the grates. You often sacrifice quite a few to the fire.
I found if I start roasting the veggies in the oven first, I can go about preparing the rest of the salad and just pull them out when everything else is ready.
It’s mindless and they taste delicious roasted. Don’t have a grill? You could definitely pan-sear your steaks if needed.
If you live with someone who usually snubs salad for dinner, give “The Man” Steak Salad a try. They will gobble down their greens without a peep of protest!
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