Sweet and Spicy Orange Steak, Sweet Potato Puree, and Greens

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"This is such a delicious 1 plate dish. It sounds like a lot of work ... but, it is really delicious; and, really nothing difficult. Creamy sweet potatoes, topped with spicy steak and onion; topped with tangy greens. I use skirt steak which is relatively inexpensive, as well as, very quick cooking. The greens are simply tossed with a little vinaigrette. It is easy enough for a weeknight dinner; or, perfect for entertaining. And, you could easily make the potatoes ahead of time, and simply reheat, which would save some time. Prep time does NOT include time for the steak to marinate."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (803.5 g)
  • Calories 891.3
  • Total Fat - 41.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 183.1 mg
  • Sodium - 292.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.6 g
  • Sugars - 20.6 g
  • Protein - 61.4 g
  • Calcium - 259.5 mg
  • Iron - 15.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 91.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Steak Marinade ... Add all the ingredients to a large bowl or ziploc bag and mix to combine. I prefer the 'bag' - just close and shake; and, no clean up. Add the steak, and either cover with plastic wrap (using a bowl), or close the bag. Marinate at least 2 hours - up to 8 hours. I prefer all day if possible.

Step 2

Dressing ... Also, best if made ahead. Mix the oil, vinegar, orange juice, and season with salt and pepper. It's a simple quick dressing.

Step 3

Sweet Potatoes ... These can also be made ahead, and reheated. Cook the potatoes in plenty of salted water until tender. Then, add half of the butter, cream, orange juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper; and mix to combine. I like to use a potato masher. I also like to start with a bit 'less' of everything - because, you can always add more to taste. Once everything is mashed; add more to develop the flavor you like. And, don't forget to season to taste with salt and pepper. I have found; some love these very creamy and sweet - whereas, I like them a bit less sweet, and not as creamy. So make sure to make them your own. These also can be made well in advance; they reheat well in the microwave, or on the stove top. Simply keep the potatoes in the pot covered; or wrap with plastic wrap to keep warm.

Step 4

Steak ... Inside, a grill pan - or Outside, on the grill. First, make sure to remove the steak from the marinade; then, let it come to room temperature. Season with steak with salt and pepper; and brush your grill with oil. Grill the steak on medium high heat, until the steak is done to your liking - I prefer medium rare. Note, once you put the steak down - let it cook; you want to get a nice crust on the first side before flipping. When the steak is done; transfer to a plate and cover with foil to rest before slicing. Skirt steak can cook in as little as 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness - so, keep an eye on it.

Step 5

Onions ... As the steak is resting, grill the onions. Lightly brush the onions with the maple syrup, and grill a few minutes on each side until golden brown and slightly tender.

Step 6

Salad ... Simply toss the greens with the dressing. Dress the salad with as much dressing as you like; I tend to dress mine very lightly.

Step 7

Plate, Serve, and ENJOY! ... After the steak has rested, slice, and plate. Add the creamy potatoes to the serving platter, top with the sliced steak, onion slices; and, finish with the dressed greens. A one plate meal. Finish with fresh fruit for an elegant and simple dinner.


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