Wednesdays are our crazy, chaotic evenings.  Because of that, I knew when I was planning that I needed something that could be made quickly and eaten quickly.  That said, today's country was Thailand and I prepared a Thai Steak Salad.

Now I am not a huge fan of cole slaw and while I enjoy a small amount of cabbage in my salad when it's offered, I am not one to think of making an entire salad of cabbage.  However, this combination was absolutely, positively DELICIOUS!!  The dressing, vegetable flavors and the steak marinade complimented each other.  It was a light dinner but filling.  Couple that with the fact that it is dairy-free and gluten-free (depending on the brand of soy sauce you use), and this meal is a winner for this household!  Ebabe was the only one who didn't appreciate the salad and dressing, and that is largely because she was tired and refused to eat more than a bite.

There are no photos of the process because there wasn't much to take pictures of...

Thai Steak Salad (original recipe from

You will need:

1   pound London broil, about 1 inch thick
2   TBSP soy sauce
2   TBSP vegetable oil
1   clove garlic, minced
1 1/4  tsp grated ginger
1   bag (16 ounces) coleslaw mix (without dressing)
1/2  bunch green onions, sliced
1   medium carrot, grated
1/4  cup white vinegar
2   TBSP sugar
1/2  tsp salt

First prepare the marinade.  In a large resealable bag, mix the soy sauce, 1 TBSP oil, garlic, and 1/2 tsp of the ginger.  Add the steak and refrigerate for at least an hour.  I marinated it for about 4 hours.

Once it's marinated, grill it over high heat for 8-10 minutes per side.  The time will vary depending on how you like your steak.  I happen to like mine well done.  It would probably only have taken about 6 minutes per side for a medium to medium well steak.  Slice into thin pieces.

Toss together coleslaw mix, green onions, and carrot in a large bowl.  Over medium high heat, combine vinegar, sugar, 1 TBSP oil, 3/4 tsp ginger and salt in a sauce pan.  Let it boil until the sugar has dissolved.  Pour mixture over the vegetables.  Add steak slices to the top and enjoy!

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