Grilled spicy filet mignon salad with ginger-lime dressing

Main Dish
2 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic

1 tablespoon peanut oil

2 filet mignons

Freshly ground pepper

1 head Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

3 cups mizuna leaves, torn into bite-size pieces

1/4 cup chiffonade Thai basil or regular basil, optional

1/2 English cucumber, halved and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices

2 carrots, julienned

5 radishes, thinly sliced

8 each yellow and red cherry tomatoes, halved

Ginger Lime Dressing, recipe follows

Salt and ground black pepper

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon finely diced shallot

1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons peanut oil


  • Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, chile paste, and peanut oil together in a small baking dish. Add the steaks, turn to coat, cover, and let marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before grilling.
  • Heat grill to high. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Season both sides with pepper and grill for 3 minutes per side or until slightly charred and cooked to medium-rare doneness.
  • Remove from the grill, let rest 5 minutes, and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. While steak is resting, combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss with half of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter, top with the steak, and drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.
  • Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit 10 minutes before using.


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