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Pan-Seared Steak with Salsa Verde


Parsley, mustard, and vinegar are the base for the flavorful sauce that tops the steak. Make a double batch, and use it on the green beans too.

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  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006


  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon small capers, rinsed, finely chopped if large
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 strip steak (6 to 8 ounces and 1 inch thick)
  • 4 ounces green beans, ends trimmed


  1. For the salsa verde: In a small bowl, mix together parsley, capers, shallot, vinegar, mustard, and 1 tablespoon water; season with salt and pepper.

  2. For the steak: In a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high. Season steak generously with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove steak from pan; let rest 5 minutes. Serve with sauce.

  3. For the green beans: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring 1 inch salted water to boil over high heat. Add green beans; cover. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain beans, place on a plate, and drizzle with remaining teaspoon oil. Season with salt and pepper.

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