I believe I've already conveyed my overwhelming affection for red meat. But (and on a completely different note) have I mentioned how much I loathe wasting food and leftovers? I don't know where it comes from, but I always feel so guilty throwing food away. So, the pesto I made in my previous post? LOTS of leftovers. Here is something I threw together with a mission of not wasting food and using up the leftover pesto. Very easy and satisfying. Enjoy!
2 NY Strip Steaks
4 TBSPs of leftover spinach pesto (or you can use store-bought)
2 TBSPs of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Next preheat a cast iron skillet on high heat for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle a small amount of
steak seasoning on each side of the steaks. Montreal
Once the skillet has been heated, brown both sides of the steaks for 2 minutes. After you've flipped each steak to the opposite side, top each steak with 2 TBSPs of the pesto and then top that with 1 TBSP of cheese. Place skillet in oven to finish to desired temperature - we did it for 4 minutes for medium/medium-rare, turning oven to the broiler on high for the last minute. Serve immediately.