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Category Finalist, Entrées. "Miso paste can be found in most Asian grocery stores. The darker the paste, the saltier and stronger the flavor. For a lower-fat option, substitute flank steak." --Melissa Iwai, Brooklyn, NY

Melissa Iwai, Brooklyn, NY
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2007

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Credit: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

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Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare dressing, combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk until smooth. Set aside.

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  • To prepare steak, combine onions, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons vinegar, sugar, and minced garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  • Prepare grill.

  • Remove steak from bag. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Place steak in a medium bowl. Drizzle with half of dressing; toss well.

  • Place salad greens in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss well. Place about 1 cup salad mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 3 ounces steak, 4 tomato wedges, and one quarter of cucumber slices. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds.

  • Wine note: When layering potent flavors like the savory soy and char-grilled smoke of Grilled Skirt Steak and Mesclun Salad with Miso Dressing, the wine should have similar complexity. A supple syrah, like Gloria Ferrer Syrah 2002 ($19), resonates with this dish: It has just enough tannin to stand up to the steak, and the ripe blackberry and smoky flavors are amplified by the savory elements. --Jeffery Lindenmuth

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; calories from fat 47%; fat 14.5g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 6.3g; poly fat 2.8g; protein 26.2g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 51mg; iron 4.6mg; sodium 621mg; calcium 102mg.
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