Sunday, December 31, 2017

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Pesto

I have a father who loves (and I mean LOVES) blue cheese. We always get him a block of good blue cheese for Christmas and his birthday (who wouldn't love cheese as a gift?). This holiday we had a decent amount of cheese leftover from various holiday parties and get-togethers with friends so I decided to repurpose the blue cheese into something different. This pesto is so tasty on steak, but would also be wonderful tossed with roasted veggies.



1. Place flank steak in a shallow dish. Combine the balsamic, oil, honey, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl and pour over the steak. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.



2. Remove steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Once the steak is close to room temperature, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 10 minutes.



3. While the steak rests, place the pesto ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.


4. Slice the steak and place on a platter. Top with pesto and serve.



Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Pesto
Serves 2-3

All you need:
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, trimmed
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Pesto
1 cup baby arugula (one handful)
2 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup toasted pinenuts
1/4 cup blue cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

All you do:
1. Place flank steak in a shallow dish. Combine the balsamic, oil, honey, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl and pour over the steak. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
2. Remove steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Once the steak is close to room temperature, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 10 minutes.
3. While the steak rests, place the pesto ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
4. Slice the steak and place on a platter. Top with pesto and serve.

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