Monday, August 15, 2011

1 Seared Steak and Potatoes

Once again I have a relatively busy week at work, but I wanted to share this rather delicious recipe and fun presentation of steak and potatoes! Serve it with basil butter for a colorful yet herbaceous presentation!

Serves: 3-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 lb london broil
salt and pepper
2 slices bacon
4 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 green onion diced
2 tbsp butter, room temp
1 tbsp milk
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tsp minced garlic

Preheat a grill pan to medium heat, spraying the pan with non stick spray. Season the steak with salt and pepper, and place on the pan once hot. For medium, let the steak cook for about 8-10 minutes, and then flip and let cook for another 8. Once done, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes before cutting.

While the steak cooks, boil the potatoes in water for about 10 minutes or until tender. If you insert a fork in them without resistance, the potatoes are done. Drain the potatoes, and mash with a ricer or use an immersion blender to puree the potatoes. Add the butter, onion, milk, and some salt and pepper to the potatoes. Cook some bacon on medium heat in a pan, and once both sides are crispy (will take about 5-6 minutes) dice the bacon and mix it into the potatoes.
To prepare the basil butter, dice all of the basil leaves. Mix it together with the butter and garlic in a small bowl. Let it refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
When you are ready to serve, cut the sirloin into equal size portions. Scoop some potatoes onto a plate and place the steak on top. Spoon a small amount of butter (1/2 tsp - 1 tsp) into the top of each steak. I hope you enjoy this!

1 comment:

  1. I love the color contrast of the red and the blue in this photo. Tasty!