Steaks with Grilled Leeks and Celery-Radish Salad

Steaks with Grilled Leeks and Celery-Radish Salad
  • 4Servings


  • 4 large leeks--tops trimmed but root ends kept intact, halved lengthwise and rinsed thoroughly
  • EVOO, for liberal drizzling
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 sirloin steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce, for brushing
  • 2 - 3 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 celery heart with leaves, thinly sliced on an angle
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 large radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Celery salt, for sprinkling
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced


Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a large pot, bring 3 inches water to a boil. Add the leeks and parboil for 3 minutes. Transfer to a clean towel and let cool cut side down. Dress with a little EVOO, salt and pepper. Meanwhile, brush the steaks with the worcestershire, then season on both sides with the rosemary, garlic, a thin coating of EVOO, salt and pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Grill the steaks for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or a minute more per side for medium to medium well. Grill the leeks until marked, about 2 minutes on each side.

While the steaks cook, in a salad bowl, combine the celery, parsley, radishes, lemon juice and a drizzle of EVOO. Sprinkle with the celery salt and pepper. Serve the steaks topped with a crisscrossed grilled leek and with tomato slices alongside. Top the tomatoes with the celery salad.