Monday, July 26, 2010
Remember that Roseanne post quite some time ago ? Recently I heard her saying something about "Angel Hair Pasta with a light tomato sauce" and the thought sort of born into my head....and here we are with this delicious dinner.
Also, the steak cut choice is due to the fact that I realized that a more marbled piece of meat
will yield a more tender and juicy steak as opposed to the very lean tenderloin that we usually purchase.
The price was reasonable, if you take into account the $ 14 to $25 price tag for a steak dinner at a restaurant.
Here is a picture of what it looked like before opening the package.
So with Roseanne in mind, here is what you need to make this super delicious dinner:
1 handful angel hair pasta
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella combined with ceddar)
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, diced
2 TBSP olive oil
2 pieces of New York strip steak
large ground pepper
2-4 teaspoons oil
Let the steak come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes so it will not seize when placed on the grill and when ready to handle, just coat with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
Heat up your George Foreman grill or a skillet that withstands high heat and cook the meat for 5 minutes in the George Foreman or 3 minutes on each side in the skillet.
Let it rest for at least 1 to 3 minutes before serving.
Right when you start heating up your grill or skillet put a small pot with water on the stove.
When the water starts to boil, add some salt and drop the pasta in.
The pasta should not take more than 5 minutes to cook as it is very fine and thin.
While the food is cooking, open the tomato can
and either use them as they are or pulse them with a hand mixer or a small kitchen robot.
I pulsed half of the can and left the other half chunky.
When the pasta is done cooking, just drain well, do not rinse - place back in the pot it boiled in and top with the cheese.
Add the tomatoes and toss to coat.
Now just plate and add the juicy steak that had been resting for a little bit.
Posted by Cat at 9:44 AM