Lately I’ve been making myself a steak dinner on Sundays. It’s nothing special, but it’s really good (because it’s steak, duh). I also have been replacing the classic mashed potatoes with cheesy mashed Cauliflower, in an attempt to be healthy. It’s actually really good and also makes a great substitute for rice, depending on how much you mash it up. This recipe is meant to make two servings, I like to eat one for dinner and then have lunch the next day at the office.
What you’ll need:
1 Sirloin Steak (or Filet if you’re feeling fancy)
1 head Cauliflower
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 bunch Parsley
4 oz of green beans, 1 oz of sliced almonds – I just buy a frozen package to heat up in the microwave if I’m pressed for time and/or don’t want to do dishes
Red Wine, I tend to use whatever wine I plan on having with dinner as opposed to cooking wines.
Sliced Onions and Mushrooms (however many you want)
Bring a pot of water to boil. While you are waiting for it to heat up, cut the Cauliflower into small florets. When the water is boiling, add the Cauliflower and cook for about 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain.
While you are waiting for the Cauliflower to cook, chop the parsley and slice the onions and mushrooms. Heat some olive oil in a pan over high heat. Season your steak with salt and pepper, or a seasoning mix of your choosing. Cook the steak an appropriate amount of time on each side. I actually found this great chart on the internet that is going to be a life saver in the future:
When you are done cooking the steak, set it in the oven on the warm and hold setting to rest.
Once the Cauliflower is ready, you can mash it with a fork pretty easily for a rice texture, or use a food processor for a mashed potatoes texture. Mix in butter, the Parmesan cheese and the parsley. You can also add salt and pepper to taste. If you are using a food processor, adding some milk will help you get a creamier texture. Set them in oven to stay warm.
If you are using fresh green beans, then saute them in the same pan you cooked your steak in for about 4-6 minutes, season with salt and pepper, and then set them in the warm oven. If you are using microwave green beans then just prepare them so that they are ready at the same time as everything else.
Still using the same pan you cooked your steak in, melt some butter and add the mushrooms and onions over medium-high heat. Saute until the onions are translucent, adding more butter if necessary. Then add enough red wine to coat the bottom of the pan in about 1/4 of an inch of liquid. Stir and let the sauce reduce until you are ready to spoon it on top of your steak. YUM.
Have a great day!
PS. If you have leftover Cauliflower, don’t worry, I found a great recipe to help you use it up that I’ll be posting soon!