- 2 Flank Steaks
- 3 oz Long Beans
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 1 lb Russet Potatoes
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Bunch Thyme
This week’s post is not an original recipe, becaaaause… *dun dun dun* we tried out Blue Apron! Haven’t heard of it? It’s a pretty neat food delivery service. Every week, you pick your meals from a few different options, pick the day of the week you want it, and then *BOOM* 3 meals with all their ingredients show up on your doorstep; fully equip with frozen gel packs for all of us out in the world that work during normal delivery hours. Full disclosure, any time someone wants to send me steaks – I am A-OKAY with that!
- Prepare the ingredients: Preheat the oven to 475˚. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Trim off and discard both ends of the long beans; cut the beans into 6 inch pieces. Peel the garlic cloves; smash with the side of your knife to flatten. Pick the thyme leaves off the stems; discard the stems and roughly chop the leaves. Large dice the tomato. Peel and medium dice the potatoes.
- Roast the potatoes: Place the potatoes on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to thoroughly coat. Arrange the seasoned potatoes in a single, even layer and roast in the oven 22 to 24 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a knife. Remove from the oven and set aside in a warm place.
- Cook the steaks: While the potatoes roast, pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned steaks and cook, loosely covering the pan with aluminum foil, 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium, or until they reach your desired degree of doneness. Transfer the cooked steaks to a plate, leaving any drippings and browned bits (or fond) in the pan. Let the cooked steaks rest for at least 5 minutes.
- Toast the garlic: While the steaks rest, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond. Heat on medium until hot. Add the smashed garlic cloves and cook, occasionally tilting the pan to coat the garlic cloves in oil, 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden and fragrant.
- Add the vegetables: Add the long beans, tomato, half the thyme and any juices from the plate of resting steaks to the pan of toasted garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 11 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened and the liquid has thickened. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Plate your dish: Divide the cooked vegetables, roasted potatoes and rested steaks between 2 plates. Garnish with the remaining thyme. Nom!