Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steak with Spinach Couscous

Steak with Spinach Couscous

3 T. olive oil
1.5 lbs. steak (I used strip, but you can use flank or ribeye or whatever)
Kosher salt & pepper
1 - 10 ounce box of couscous
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 c. pine nuts
2-4 cups of baby spinach (I'm using 4 cups next time because I love spinach and kept adding more to the mixture)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 - 1 t. lemon zest (optional - I'm going to add this next time)

Heat 1 T of olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Season the steak with 1/2 t. each salt and pepper. Cook to desired doneness, 4-6 minutes per side. Let rest before slicing.

Cook the couscous according the package directions; transfer to a large bowl (*Note: I can only find couscous that comes with the season packets and went ahead added the season packet to the couscous with good results.)

Wipe out the skillet. Cook the remaining 2 T. olive oil, garlic, and pine nuts over medium heat, string until golden, 2-3 minutes. Fold into the couscous with the spinach, Feta, lemon juice, and 1/2 t each of salt and pepper (or salt and pepper to taste).

Slice steak and serve with couscous.


Lori said...

Thanks for posting this! It was DE-lish.

Lori said...

We made this for our dinner party. Bought some prime New York Strip and coated with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Preheat skillet/grill pan to as HOT as you can. Sear steaks in pan to get a nice crust. Then transfer to oven and cook until medium doneness. AMAZING.