Recipe of the Week

Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula (from Bon Appetit)

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese plus Parmesan cheese shavings
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 12-ounce rib-eye steak
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 teaspoon (packed) dark brown sugar
4 cups (lightly packed) arugula
2 large lemon wedges

Mix grated cheese and butter in small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper; set aside. Sprinkle steak generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add vinegar, shallots, and sugar to skillet; boil until reduced to glaze, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates. Squeeze lemon over. Slice steak; place atop arugula. Top steak with Parmesan butter. Drizzle lightly with glaze.

I served it with:

Avocado Salad (from Gourmet)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
2 (6- to 8-oounce) firm-ripe avocados
3 heads Bibb lettuce (3/4 pound total), leaves torn if large
1 heart of romaine, sliced crosswise into 1-inch pieces

Whisk together lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then whisk in oil.

Quarter, pit, and peel avocados, then cut into bite-size pieces. Toss with greens and just enough dressing to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

It was super easy and so yum. Seth said that it was one of his favorites and it may well join my list of regular meals.

1 comment:

Peter Bang said...

ok, you always make me hungry w/ your recipe posts.

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