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Rosemary Steak & Potatoes

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Serves two

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 63

Think you can't enjoy a classic steak dinner on a weeknight? You can! Pick up some fresh rosemary on your way home from work and treat yourself.

  • 2 beef strip steaks, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick (about 1-1/2 lb. total), trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 large russet potato, scrubbed and patted dry
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary; plus four 2-inch sprigs

Heat the broiler to high and set a rack directly under it. Season the steaks with 1 tsp. salt and a few grinds of pepper.

Melt 2 Tbs. of the butter. Cut the potato crosswise into thin, uniform slices about 1/8 inch thick. Spray a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, gently toss the potato slices with the melted butter, chopped rosemary, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a few generous grinds of pepper. Arrange the potato slices in a single layer on the baking sheet and broil until they begin to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip and broil until the second sides are lightly golden brown and the potatoes are slightly crisp around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

Set a heavy skillet over high heat for 1-1/2 minutes. Carefully set the steaks in the pan and sear without moving for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium rare. Remove the pan from  the heat and add the remaining 2 Tbs. butter and the rosemary sprigs to the pan. Let the steaks rest in the pan for 5 minutes, basting them occasionally with the pan juices. Carve the steaks into 1/4-inch slices and sprinkle with salt.

Arrange the steak and potatoes on two dinner plates and drizzle the steak with the rosemary-butter pan sauce. Serve immediately.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 880; Fat (g): fat g 48; Fat Calories (kcal): 430; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 24; Protein (g): protein g 75; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 17; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 32; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 740; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 255; Fiber (g): fiber g 3;

Photo: Scott Phillips

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