Marinated Wagyu Flat Iron Steak Salad with Gorgonzola and Red Pear

Marinated Wagyu Flat Iron Steak Salad with Gorgonzola and Red Pear

Serves 10
Meal type Salad


Flat Iron Marinade

  • 1lb flat iron steak
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons achiote
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro tops
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
  • salt to taste

Roasted Shallot Dressing

  • 3 shallots (roasted chilled then cut in half)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1lb mixed greens
  • 4 boiled new potatoes (chilled, sliced and grilled)
  • 4 thin slices red radishes
  • 1/2 English Cucumber (peeled cut in half lengthwise and sliced)
  • 1 red pear with skin on (seeds and stem removed then sliced)
  • 4oz gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Flat Iron Marinade
Step 1
Place the garlic, thyme, achiote, cilantro, vinegar and pepper in a blender and start. After one minute, drizzle in the oil. Pour in a pan and marinate the steak for 24 hours. Just before grilling, season with salt. After grilling let rest for 15 minutes but keep warm.
Roasted Shallot Dressing
Step 2
Place the shallots, rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Slowly add both oils mixed together in the blender. The dressing should emulsify. Season to taste
Step 3
In a bowl mix all the ingredients together adding just enough dressing to coat. Season with S&P to taste. When plating reserve some of the pear and potato to garnish with, making sure they have dressing on them. Design the plate as you wish and finish with the grilled steak sliced on one side of the salad.