Dinner For Two: Steak & Salad
Here’s what you need:
4 small- medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
a handful of parsley, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
filet sirloin (about 1 lb total for two)
salt & pepper
1/2 medium sized fennel
Chop/ dice tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, garlic and parsley.
Season two cuts of filet sirloin (or your favorite steak) with salt and pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet, and coat with olive oil before adding meat. Cook first side 3 – 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 3 – 5, mindful that both cuts might have unequal cook times depending on thickness. (Suggested times are for med- medium rare).
Set aside and toss about a 1/8 cup pine nuts into a small skillet. Cook until golden brown. Pass off to your cooking partner for the salad.
In a medium sauce pan, add a few tablespoons of olive oil, and your prepped vegetables. 4 small/med tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 1/2 red bell pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, and a tablespoon of parsley. Add 1 tsp of oregano, and 1 tsp of sugar. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup olive oil, and several splashes of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Slice up half a fennel. On a large plate, place arugula and top with sliced fennel. Coat with dressing, and top with shaved parmesan and toasted pine nuts.
Plate your steak and top with tomato sauce. Serve with salad and your favorite wine. Enjoy!