One of the biggest problems I encounter when coming home from work is that I am hungry, but have absolutely no clue what to cook. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my fiance, I would probably make the same thing multiple times a week. Tonight was one of those nights, and as always, I asked him if anything in particular sounded tasty. I mentioned a few ideas and then found that we had some steaks to use up, and that is how supper was born.
All jokes aside, this is actually one of my favorite dishes of all time. I love steak when cooked similarly to how Gordon Ramsay does it. It’s so simple and so flavorful all at the same time. I didn’t quite have time to run to the supermarket, otherwise the side would have had a bit more flare, but Parmesan pasta from Pasta-Roni will work just great instead. This may seem like an elegant meal, but honestly, it takes 20 minutes or less!
The first thing I recommend is getting all of your ingredients ready. Depending on what you will be flavoring your steak with. I kept it simple and used some sirloins from the supermarket. “The important thing is to make sure the steaks come out of the fridge for at least ten minutes before cooking, otherwise the steak could be bland and grey” in Gordon’s word. I am flavoring my steak with a simple salt and pepper rub. I also like to flash sear the steak and then let it rest. (I will also list the recipe down below)
After flash searing the steak on both sides, I add about 3-4 garlic cloves for 2 steaks. I also add fresh rosemary and thyme from my herb garden, and honestly, add however much you want. I add 2 sprigs of rosemary and 3 of thyme because I like the flavor thyme. I then add about 4 knobs (tablespoons) of butter and let it melt in the pan. Once the butter foams, turn the heat off and baste it, to keep your steak juicy and delicious. (shown below)
Lastly, I take the steak out of the pan and let it rest. Don’t cut the steak open right away or all those amazing juices will escape the steak. Once I am ready to eat, I will pour some of the sauce from the butter onto my steak. After everything, your meal should look like this.
Well, there you have it, a simple and delicious steak supper. I personally recommend buying steaks on sale, because they can be expensive, especially for a good quality steak. I bought these at Hornbacher’s and these were delicious. This is a supper that was definitely filling and delicious. I hope this helped in planning your next supper because honestly, I could eat this all day!
Steak and Parmesan Pasta
- Steak Ingredients
- 2 Sirloin Steaks
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 3-4 cloves of Garlic
- 3 sprigs of Thyme
- 2 springs of Rosemary
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Pasta Ingredients
- One box of Parmesan pasta from Pasta-Roni
- 1 1/3 cup of water
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of Margarine
- Take two sirloins out of the fridge and allow them to sit 10 minutes before cooking
- Season steak with salt and pepper to taste.
- Peel 3-4 cloves of garlic, get 3 sprigs of Thyme and 2 sprigs of Rosemary.
- Cut butter up into smaller knobs, and set ingredients for steak off to the side.
- Take a hot pan and add the olive oil.
- Once the pan begins slightly smoking, the pan is hot enough for a flash sear.
- Add the steaks and let them sear on one side for about 30 seconds to 1 minute
- Flip the steaks and add the rosemary, thyme, and garlic.
- After letting it sear, add the butter and let it melt and begin to foam.
- Once the butter foams, turn the heat off and tilt the pan slightly. Baste the steaks by scooping the butter into a spoon and then putting them on the steak.
- After basting for 30 seconds, take the steaks out of the pan and let them rest for about 5 minutes.
- For the pasta, literally follow the directions on the box. Simple as that. Or, you can always Pinterest something for your side.
- Serve and Enjoy!