Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Lemon Spaghetti

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Adapted from here

  1. Steak (tenderloin, sirloin etc) – 400 – 500  gm, cut into small cubes

Garlic powder – 1/8 tsp

Onion powder – 1/2 tsp

Paprika – 1/2 tsp

Salt and pepper – As required

2. Oil – 1 tbsp

3. Butter – 1 tbsp or as needed

4. Garlic, minced – 3 – 4 cloves

5. Fresh parsley, finely chopped – 1 – 2 tbsp

Method

  1. Combine steak cubes with the remaining ingredients numbered 1. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil (I used avocado oil) in a cast iron pan over high heat. Add steak cubes in 1 – 2 batches and spread in a single layer. Cook undisturbed for 2 minutes so that the bottom portion gets well-seared. Now flip to the other side and cook for 1 minute. You can bring down the heat to medium-high. Add 1 tbsp butter and minced garlic. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes depending on your desired level of doneness and switch off the flame. (Do not overcook the steak cubes, it takes a total of 4 – 5 minutes only (for well done)). Sprinkle frsh parsley and serve immediately with mashed potato, salad or pasta. We had it with lemon pasta (recipe below).

Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4) 

  1. Spaghetti / linguine pasta – 1/2 pound

2. Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp

3. Garlic – 3 – 4 medium cloves, thinly sliced

4. Butter – 2 – 3 tsp

Crushed chili flakes – 1/2 tsp

5. Fresh parsley – 4 – 5 tbsp, finely chopped

6. Fresh lemon juice – 3 tbsp  or to taste

Lemon zest, grated – 1/2 tsp

7. Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup, grated

8. Salt and pepper – To taste

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water.

2. Place 1.5 tbsp olive oil and garlic in a pan. Switch on the heat to low-medium and cook until garlic turns light golden and fragrant. Add 2 – 3 tsp butter, crushed chilli flakes and stir for a few seconds till butter melts. Add cooked pasta and 1/4 cup hot pasta cooking water. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes over medium heat. Taste-check for salt. Switch off the flame. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese, pepper powder, chopped parsley and fresh lemon juice. Toss well. Serve lemon spaghetti immediately with garlic butter steak bites.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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