Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's For Dinner? A Real Simple Recipe

Tuesday night, I cooked up a yummy-looking recipe I found in my Real Simple magazine.  It was only supposed to take 45 minutes and it included steak, potatoes and salad.  Now that's a meal I love!
Steak with Potato Salad and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette--Real Simple, March 2010 edition

Real Simple's recipe was enough for 4, so I scaled ours down for 2.  If you're cooking for 4, click here for their ratios. 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 steaks
  • 6 small red potatoes
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 TSP regular salt
  • less than 1/4 cup of blue cheese.  We didn't have any of this, so I just used Jarlsberg and it tasted great! (this can be increased or decreased depending on how much/little you like Blue Cheese)
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar.  Again, we didn't have this, so I substituted apple cider vinegar and it still tasted just fine.
  • lettuce (enough for 2 small salads)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Here's how to make it:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 1 TSP regular salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to cool, and using a fork or your fingers, break the potatoes in half. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 TBSP of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steaks with kosher salt and pepper and cook to the desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the blue cheese, vinegar, the remaining olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the lettuce and potatoes and toss to coat. Serve with the steaks. 


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