Friday, June 18, 2010

Penne with Beef and Arugula

This is a recipe from Food Network Giada De Laurentiis, that was send to me from Aubrey, my favorite
San Diego dwelling person. This is delicious, healthy (to my standards, if using a lean cut of beef, whole grain wheat pasta). This will be a regular in our home. I love it, thanks Aubrey!

1 (1-pound) New York strip steak
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence (I don't have this, so I used Montreal Steak seasoning)
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
1 pound penne pasta (I use Whole Grain Wheat Pasta)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for steak and pasta water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for steak
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 cups chopped arugula
Season the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper, herbs de Provence, and minced garlic. In a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Cook steak about 7 minutes per side. Remove the meat from pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak. Set aside.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, fresh herbs, and 3/4 cup olive oil. In a large bowl toss the pasta with half of the salad dressing and the reserved pasta water. Add the arugula and steak, more dressing, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed. Toss, Serve

Makes 4 servings
Recipe and Photo: Food Network, Giada De Laurentiis

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