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Seared Steak

Seared Steak with Cabbage, Peanuts, and Soy-Lime Dressing

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We’re packing so many bold flavors and textures into this steak dish, your taste buds will do a happy dance. Coconut toasts until nutty and fragrant, and scallions sear until deliciously charred. They’re tossed in a ginger, lime, and soy vinaigrette, along with shredded cabbage, tomatoes, and herbs. Served with seared steak and garnished with crunchy peanuts, it’s the kind of super satisfying yet refreshing plate that’s ideal for hot days. Post a few #platedpics and make all your followers jealous.


  • < 600 Calories
  • Stovetop Only
  • Low Carb Diet

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By Chef Shanna

By Chef Shanna

Nutritional info

  • Calories 420
  • Protein 32g
  • Total Carb 25g
  • Total Fat 24g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • grape tomatoes
    1/4 pint
    grape tomatoes
  • lime
  • peanuts
    2 tablespoons
  • scallions
  • shredded coconut
    1/3 cup
    shredded coconut
  • steaks
  • ginger
    1/4 ounce
  • garlic
    2 cloves
  • gluten-free soy sauce
    3 packets
    gluten-free soy sauce
  • honey
    1 packet
  • baby arugula
    3 ounces
    baby arugula
  • mint
    1/4 ounce
  • cilantro
    1/4 ounce
  • shredded red cabbage
    1/3 cup
    shredded red cabbage
  • shredded carrots
    1/3 cup
    shredded carrots

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10" medium pan


Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Rinse all produce. Halve grape tomatoes. Halve lime. Roughly chop cilantro leaves and stems. Roughly tear mint leaves, discarding stems. Roughly chop peanuts or leave in bag and gently crush with the bottom of a heavy pan. Trim and discard scallion roots and thinly slice crosswise on a diagonal.

  2. Toast coconut and sauté scallions

    Toast coconut and sauté scallions

    Heat a medium pan over medium-high heat. Carefully hover your hand a few inches away—when you can easily feel heat, add coconut. Toast, stirring frequently, until light golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Add ½ tablespoon olive oil to pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add scallions and sauté until soft, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Wipe pan clean.

  3. Sear steaks

    Sear steaks

    Pat steaks dry with paper towel and season all over with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Return pan from scallions to medium-high heat with ½ tablespoon olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add steaks and sear until browned and medium rare, 4-6 minutes per side (this is a great time to get ahead on dishes or relax). Transfer steaks to a plate and set aside to rest.

  4. Make ginger-garlic paste

    Make ginger-garlic paste

    While steaks rest, trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Mince garlic. Combine ginger and garlic and, still on cutting board, sprinkle over ⅛ teaspoon salt. Using a large knife, carefully scrape over mixture at a 45° angle, pressing down. Repeat until ginger and garlic are broken down and a paste forms.

  5. Make soy-lime dressing

    Make soy-lime dressing

    To bowl with scallions, add soy sauce, ginger-garlic paste, ½ packet honey, juice of ½ lime, and ½ tablespoon olive oil and whisk to combine. Pat arugula dry with paper towel and add to bowl with dressing, along with slaw mix, tomatoes, cilantro, and mint. Toss to combine. Save remaining honey and lime for another recipe, like another simple salad dressing.

  6. Plate seared steak

    Plate seared steak

    Once rested, cut steaks against the grain into ¼-inch slices. Divide salad between serving plates and top with sliced steak. Garnish with peanuts and toasted coconut and dig in!

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