Sirloin Steak with Pesto Butter
with cacio e pepe orzo
Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Cook Within: 6 days
Contains: Milk, Wheat
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 into our mouths by the mounded forkful. Steak meals this perfect don't come along every day.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 12 oz. Sirloin Steaks
- 8 oz. Carrot
- ½ tsp. Garlic Pepper
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Nutrition (per serving) DOLmvv38
You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Medium Pot
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
- 1 Mixing Bowl
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using ribeye, follow same instructions as sirloin steak in Steps 1 and 3, cooking over medium heat until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minute per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.
If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as sirloin steak in Steps 1 and 3, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.
If using salmon fillets, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as sirloin in Step 3, cooking, skin side up first, until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel, trim, and cut carrot at an angle into 1/4" slices.In a mixing bowl, combine pesto and half the softened butter (reserve remaining for orzo). Set aside.Pat steaks dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
Roast the Carrot
Place carrot on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into carrot.Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender, 15-17 minutes.While carrot roasts, cook steaks.
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, 4-6 minutes per side.Remove from burner. Transfer steaks to a plate and rest, at least 3 minutes.While steaks cook, make orzo.
Make the Orzo
Once water is boiling, add orzo and cook until al dente, 4-5 minutes.Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer and return to pot. Stir in remaining butter, Parmesan, garlic pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt until combined.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping steak with a dollop of pesto butter. Bon appétit!
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