Sinfully Succulent Skirt Steak and Mango Salad

The seared skirt steak makes this much more of a meal and when combined with the avocado, mango and fresh herbs you’ve got a dish he’s sure to enjoy.  

The salad can easily be made in advance (just save slicing the avocado until you’re ready to serve) and then you can add on the skirt steak hot off the grill or from the stove.

Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook by Aurora Satler, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018. Photo credit: Aurora Satler.

By / Photography By Aurora Satler | June 14, 2018

Ingredients

For the Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (if you don’t like spicy omit or only use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 lime, juiced
For the Salad
  • 3 packages ramen noodles
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cabbage (I like to do a mix of red and white)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup diced scallions (3-4 scallions depending on their size)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ pounds skirt steak
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 Hass avocado, diced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

In a small bowl combine the ingredients for your dressing. Next, bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium stockpot. Add ramen and boil 3 minutes. Strain and use kitchen shears to cut up the ramen into shorter noodle lengths for easy eating. I just snip several times in the colander to cut up the bigger clumps. Transfer noodles to a large bowl and toss with dressing. Add mango, cabbage and herbs. Refrigerate until you’re ready to cook your steak.  

When you are ready to cook your steak, bring your cooled ramen salad to the table to allow it to come to room temp. Then, in a large sauté pan, add canola oil and heat for 1 minute. Meanwhile, season steak generously with salt and pepper. Once oil is hot, sear steak 2-3 minutes per side until medium rare and set on a board to cool for about 3 minutes before slicing.  

As steak is cooling, serve the salad onto individual plates or one large platter. Top with diced avocado and sesame seeds. Then finish with the sliced seared/grilled steak. Serve warm.

Ingredients

For the Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (if you don’t like spicy omit or only use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 lime, juiced
For the Salad
  • 3 packages ramen noodles
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cabbage (I like to do a mix of red and white)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup diced scallions (3-4 scallions depending on their size)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ pounds skirt steak
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 Hass avocado, diced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
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