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Butter-Basted Rosemary Steaks with Baked Risotto

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Butter-Basted Rosemary Steaks with Baked Risotto

Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Sequence
Prepare risotto and begin to bake (15 minutes)
After 15 minutes bake time, prepare steaks (15 minutes)
Complete risotto; serve (15 minutes)
Cooking Instructions
Butter-Basted Rosemary Steaks
Ingredients
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 1/2 lb boneless grilling steaks (such as ribeye, New York strip, or tenderloin)
3 cloves garlic, smashed
4 tablespoons salted European butter
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Steps
Coat steaks with spray, then season with pepper. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place steaks in pan; sear 2–3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove steaks from pan; reduce heat to medium. Lightly smash garlic cloves.
Add butter, rosemary, and garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Move rosemary and garlic to edge of pan; return steaks to pan; cook 3–5 minutes on each side and until 125°F (for medium rare; warm red center), 130°F (for medium; warm pink center), or up to 170°F (for well done), basting steaks with butter mixture by brushing tops with rosemary sprigs. Remove steaks from pan; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Brush steaks with remaining butter mixture from pan; sprinkle with salt. Serve.
NOTE: The doneness temperatures for medium rare and medium stated above are traditional temperatures used for cooking steaks, but are not recommended by the USDA. To maintain food safety, the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F, as measured using a food thermometer, with a 3-minute rest time before carving.

Baked Risotto
Ingredients
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon salted European butter
3/4 cup Arborio (risotto) rice
1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
2 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Aluminum foil
1/2 cup frozen green peas
2 oz Deli garlic herb spreadable cheese
Steps
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove thyme from stem (leaves only); chop shallots (1/4 cup). Preheat a large sauté pan 2–3 minutes on medium-high. Place butter in pan; add shallots and cook 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened. Pour rice into pan; cook and stir 1 minute.
Stir wine into rice mixture; cook 2 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Stir in stock, salt, pepper, and thyme; bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Carefully pour rice mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish; cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil, then stir in peas and cheese; recover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve. (Makes 6 servings.)
Aprons Advice
Complete your meal with a fresh salad blend, potato rolls, and cheesecake for dessert.
Cooking your steak slowly and basting it in butter is a traditional steakhouse preparation; this creates a succulent interior and fragrant exterior.

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