Make at Home Recipe from McHale’s Catering!

Grilled Skirt Steak with Spicy Salad Greens, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Toasted Pine Nuts and Sun Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Courtesy of McHale’s Catering Executive Chef Chris Weist

Yield 4 entrée salads or 8 starters


Preheat oven to 350°, preheat grill to medium high


  • 12 ounces spicy Salad greens, Mesclun mix, Frisee, baby chard, arugula radicchio, baby spinach or any combination of greens
  • 4 ounces sun dried cherries divided (some as garnish some for dressing)
  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds skirt steak seasoned and grilled to medium rare
  • 3-4 ounces Pine nuts
  • 3-4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola
  • Spice mixture; for cheese and steak as needed

Spice Mix

  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • ½ tsp ground fennel

Sun Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

  • 2 ounces sun dried cherries
  • Hot water to cover
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot
  • Pinch of Chinese five spice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

For the dressing:

Soak dried cherries for 15-20 mins in hot water (120°) drain, check for pits and reserve split between the dressing and some to toss with the lettuce. Place everything except oil in a blender or food processor and blend, drizzle oil in slowly to emulsify season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350° spread pine nuts on baking sheet in a single layer and toast 10-15 mins until golden, this can be done ahead.

Dust steak with spice mix and coat with oil place on hot grill and cook to 135°internal for medium rare (checking the thickest part) reserve; slice steak thin against the grain and top salad.

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