Monday, August 5, 2013

Flatiron Steak with Herbed Butter

Happy Monday! How was your weekend - Any fun eats to share? I had my usual busy weekend but it was fun nonetheless. We had folks join us in our kitchen where we made some French Macarons and taught another class devoted to sushi. All and all, a delicious time. I can't forget dinner out with a girlfriend over lots of sangria! Sunday was another family day spent with the Baron's and we enjoyed some amazing grilled steaks in honor of his mom's birthday. The steaks were so succulent and perfectly cooked that I'm still craving steak today. In fact, I made steak not too long ago and I was reminded to share it here. This Flatiron Steak with Herbed Butter was a nice meal even for a weeknight. Simply seasoned flatiron steak is topped with a fragrant fresh herb butter and served over a bed of roasted Yukon potatoes with a touch of citrus...

I love steak and especially a steak that isn't overly done up. I've seen restaurants offer special sauces to accompany steaks for an extra touch but in my mind, good steaks don't need anything else besides salt and pepper. With that in mind, these steaks don't rely on anything else. The only special touch, which is really optional, is the fresh herb butter. It's served on top of the steak for just a subtle richness and flavor but probably goes better with the bed of potatoes the steak is served with. The herb butter is great to have on hand to use in other recipes as an added touch but it really does add something nice to the steak.

Flatiron Steak with Herbed Butter
recipe from Plated

3/4 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons basil, divided
12 ounces flatiron steak
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
1 tablespoon chives, minced

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

While the potatoes roast, in a small bowl, combine the zest, 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped basil and 1 tablespoon salt. Mix using your fingers. Sprinkle mixture over the roast potatoes after 20 minutes and continue roasting for 5 more minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and keep warm.

Combine the remaining basil, parsley and chives with the butter. Season with salt to taste. Using a for, mash butter together with the herbs and combine well. Set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. add steaks to pan and cook until well browned, about 4 minutes per side.

Transfer steaks to a serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes. Top each steak with 1 tablespoon herb butter and serve with citrus potatoes.