Chef’s Choice: Steak with Anchovy Butter and Greens (Keto)
The folks at Hello Chef are like everyone else when it comes to eating healthy. We want to stay on the healthy path for the most part of the week, so that we are allowed to splurge every once in a while!
This week our Chef’s Choice is a classic steak-with-greens combo: it’s low-carb, low-calorie – and even keto friendly.
This dish comes together quickly – as long as you remember to remove the steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes prior to cooking. This will allow the meat to reach room temperature.
Other than that, all you need to do to prep this dish, is trim the green beans, cut the zucchinis, parsley and lemon, crush the garlic and mash the anchovies.
Next, blanch the green beans. Blanching means a quick boiling of vegetables, so that they will not become fully cooked, but remain crunchy instead. After the quick boiling, submerge the green beans in cool water so they don’t cook any further.
Also, make your anchovy butter at this point, so that you’ll have it at hand after you’re done frying the steaks and the greens.
The most important step of this recipe, is, of course, cooking the steaks. After these instructions, you will always be able to cook perfect steaks!
First, pat the steaks dry with kitchen paper. The meat will fry much nicer when the surface is not wet.
Heat a large pan over a high heat with a drizzle of oil. Wait until the pan is very hot before adding the steaks! Otherwise the steaks will start to boil in their own juices, instead of starting to fry nicely.
Fry your steaks for 2-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. A medium result, that is to say pink in the middle, is what most people prefer. That’s when a good quality meat like sirloin steak is at its best.
After frying, transfer the steaks to a plate and leave them to rest. The resting of the steak is as important as the frying of the steak. It sets the meat’s juices and allows the fibers to relax, leaving the end result more tender. If you want to be sure that the meat will not get cold, cover it lightly during its resting time. Once the steak has rested for 5-10 minutes, season it well with salt and black pepper.
While the steaks are resting, the only thing left to do is to fry the zucchini sticks and the previously boiled and drained green beans. Season the greens with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Now you’re only seconds away from that satisfying moment when you get to drizzle everything with the anchovy butter!
Click here for the full recipe! And watch on our Youtube channel how Olivia like her steaks cooked (to perfection, of course!)
What else is good next week?
If you’re a fan of veggie pasta, you have two great options to choose from. Go for the Four Cheese and Tomato Pasta Bake, or the Vegan Spaghetti Puttanesca with Pine Nut Gremolata. Both of them are divine.
Spice up the mid-week with Asian flavours. Try the Sticky Asian Drumsticks, or the family-frindly (and much loved!) Chicken Kung Pao with Jasmine Rice.
A hearty salad dinner once a week is a great choice. Go for the Chicken Pesto Salad with Mozzarella and Spinach. You will not go hungry!
End your week with a Mexican fiesta! Order the recipe for a soulful Mexican Spiced Chicken Bowl, or enjoy some Prawn Fajitas with Salsa and Sour Cream.