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Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00  by Emily S.

Eating well is a significant part of building strong mental health. Taking time to cook our own food is one of those simple acts of self-care that has major benefits such as reducing depression, alleviating stress and calming anxiety.

This recipe will make you feel like chef at a five-star restaurant. The rich flavor of hanger cut steak and the bold essence of the blue cheese sauce makes this dinner perfect for celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ pounds hanger steak
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into ¼ inch-thick rounds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • About 12 leaves of mix of greens
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and garlic.
  2. Put the steak into a sealable plastic bag with the marinade and put it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 8.
  3. Allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking.
  4. Spray a large grill pan with cooking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat, or prepare an outdoor grill.
  5. Brush both sides of the onion slices with the remaining tablespoon of oil and grill until they are softened, about 6 minutes per side.
  6. Separate into rings and set aside.
  7. Remove the meat from the marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  8. Discard the marinade.
  9. Grill the meat over medium-high hear for about 5 minutes per side for medium rare.
  10. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing thinly on a bias.
  11. In a small bowl combine the blue cheese and buttermilk with a fork, mashing until creamy.
  12. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.
  13. Arrange 3 greens leaves and a pile of onion on each serving plate.
  14. Top with the slices of steak.
  15. Drizzle with the blue cheese sauce and top with a sprinkle of parsley.
Last modified on Sunday, 14 September 2014 03:54
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