Pesto-Butter Steak

with cacio e pepe orzo

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Creamy is the name of the game in this dish. We're not even talking about the herbaceous pesto butter, although every bite of the steak married to that melted, marvelous topping will have you bursting with joy. No, it’s the orzo, rich and peppery, that would found ourselves shoveling in our mouths by the mounded forkful. Steak meals this perfect don't come along every day.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • Info
    4 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 2 Sirloin Steaks
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    749
  • Carbohydrates
    54g
  • Fat
    39g
  • Protein
    49g
  • Sodium
    1261mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook Orzo and Prepare Ingredients
    1

    Cook Orzo and Prepare Ingredients

    Add orzo to boiling water and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer. Set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While orzo cooks, peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices at an angle. Pat steaks dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Carrot Slices
    2

    Roast the Carrot Slices

    Place carrot slices on prepared baking sheet, and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender, 15-18 minutes. While carrot slices roast, cook steaks.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Steaks
    3

    Cook the Steaks

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan. Cook until browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from burner. Rest steaks at least 3 minutes. While steaks rest, finish orzo.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Orzo
    4

    Finish the Orzo

    Return pot used for orzo to medium-high heat. Add half the butter (reserve remaining for pesto butter) and melt. Add orzo and stir constantly until warmed, 1 minute. Remove from burner. Stir in Parmesan, ½ tsp. pepper, and a pinch of salt.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    In a mixing bowl, combine pesto and remaining butter. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping each steak with a dollop of pesto butter. Bon appétit!