Sirloin Steak with Pesto Butter

with cacio e pepe orzo

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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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 we found ourselves shoveling in our mouths by the mounded forkful. Steak meals this perfect don't come along every day.

Tip: Learn to tell a steak's temperature just by touch. Relax your hand and lightly touch your index finger to your thumb. Poke the fleshy part between the base of your thumb and your palm. That's how medium-rare feels. For well-done, touch your thumb to your pinky.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • Info
    4 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 12 oz. Sirloin Steaks
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    744
  • Carbohydrates
    53g
  • Fat
    38g
  • Protein
    50g
  • Sodium
    1428mg

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 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices at an angle. In a mixing bowl, combine pesto and half the butter (reserve remaining for orzo). Set aside. Pat steaks dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. If using NY strip steak season same amount.

  • 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. Massage oil and seasoning into carrots. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender, 15-17 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 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side. If using NY strip steak, use a medium oven-safe pan and sear 2-3 minutes on both sides. Place pan in oven and roast until steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes. Remove from burner. Remove steaks to a plate and rest at least 3 minutes. While steaks cook, make orzo.

  • Step 4 - Make the Orzo
    4

    Make the Orzo

    Add orzo to boiling water and cook until al dente, 4-5 minutes. Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer and return to pot. Stir in remaining butter, Parmesan, ½ tsp. pepper, and ¼ tsp. salt until combined.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    If using NY strip steak, halve before serving. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping each steak with a dollop of pesto butter. Bon appétit!

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