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Steak Salad


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  • For the salsa, preheat the broiler to high. Place the chiles, tomatillos, onion, and garlic on a large rimmed baking sheet; spray with cooking spray. Broil, turning once, until the vegetables soften and char in spots, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the chiles to a large bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let cool for 15 minutes. Peel the garlic. Add the garlic, onion, and tomatillos to a food processor. Peel and seed the chiles; add to the processor bowl. Add the cilantro, about 2 tbsp. lime juice, agave, cumin, and dried oregano; season with salt and pepper. Pulse the salsa until chunky.

  • In a small bowl, mix the radish and about 2 tbsp. lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Arrange the cabbage on a platter or divide among 4 plates.

  • Using paper towels, pat the steak dry; season. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high to high. Add the oil, about one turn of the pan. Cook the steak, turning occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes. Add the halved lime, cut-side down, during the last minute or two of cooking; cook until browned. Transfer the steak to a cutting board. Let the steak rest for a few minutes, then thinly slice against the grain. Squeeze the halved lime over the steak.

  • Top the cabbage with a layer of the salsa. Fan the sliced steak on top. Garnish with the queso fresco, jalapeños, and radish. Serve with the remaining salsa.