Thursday, February 10, 2011

Steak and Potatoes

Once again, a couple new recipes from the Food Network Magazine this month.
SO good.

Rosemary Chips
Toss 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced russet potatoes with 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary, 1 grated garlic clove, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a pinch of cayenne. Spread on a baking sheet; roast in a 500 degrees F oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes and cook until golden and crisp, 8 more minutes. Season with salt.

Balsamic Steak with Radicchio
4 6-ounce beef eye round steaks
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar, plus a pinch
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 heads radicchio, torn into pieces
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced, plus more for topping
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (preferably aged)
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced, plus leaves for topping
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon butter, swirling the pan to coat. Add the steaks, sprinkle them with a pinch of sugar, and sear until golden brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on the other side, 2 more minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil.

Reduce the heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet. Add the garlic and cook 20 seconds. Add the radicchio in batches, tossing until wilted. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and vinegar and cook until the vinegar evaporates slightly, about 1 minute. Add the broth and cook until the radicchio is tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the basil. Transfer the radicchio to plates using tongs. Continue cooking the sauce until it thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.

Thinly slice the steak and add to the plates. Drizzle with the sauce and top with more sun-dried tomatoes and basil.

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