Thursday, November 8, 2012

30 minute thursday's: ribeye with arugula and roasted peppers, peanut butter cookies

I cannot believe I've never posted this recipe before because I make it all.the.time.

It's a simple steak salad from Giada, that I've tweaked a little to make it do-able in 30 minutes.



Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Arugula and Red Pepper Salad
 
9 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 
2 Rib-Eye Steaks {about 1lb each and about 1" thick}
 
1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt, plus more to taste
 
1 1/2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper, plus more to taste
 
3 Cups fresh arugula, washed and spun dry
 
2 Red Bell Peppers
 
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
 
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
 
1 Small Block of Parmesan {Parmagiano Reggiano is best here}
 
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Rub 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over the steaks and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
 
In a large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over a medium high flame.
Add the steaks and fry until seared on the outside and cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium rare {in order to create a good, crusty sear, do not move or pierce the meat as it cooks on each side.}

Using tongs, transfer the steaks to a large plate and let rest for 10 minutes.
 
Meanwhile, cut the red pepper into long strips and cook in second saute pan over medium low heat with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the minced garlic, until softened, about 5-10 minutes.
 
Line a large platter with the arugula and sprinkle the garlic sauteed peppers on top.
 
In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and any juices from the steaks that have accumulated on the plate.  Season the dressing with more salt and pepper to taste. 
 
Cut the steaks across the grain and diagonally into 1 1/2-inch thick slices.  Lay the slices atop the arugula and peppers and drizzle with the dressing.  Using a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan cheese over and serve immediately.
 
I always have a loaf of crusty French bread and butter on the table as well.
 
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And now, for dessert...

 
 
Peanut Butter Cookies
 
I found this recipe at All Recipes last weekend, read through the comments and made a few adjustments.
 
These were the softest, chewiest, richest peanut butter cookies I have EVER had.  Four days later, they are still perfectly chewy and delicious.
 
Since the dough gets refrigerated for an hour, you can make that before you start dinner, place the bowl in the fridge and then bake them up after you've eaten. 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Butter {Most baking recipes call for unsalted.  I always use salted, because I think it's a pain to have to buy have 2 kinds of butter.  I use salted in everything and I've never had a problem with it}

1 1/2 Cups Smooth Peanut Butter {I used Skippy Creamy}

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

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Preheat over to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
{My oven cooks a little bit hot, so you may want to adjust to 375 degrees if yours is dead on}

Cream together the butter, sugars and peanut butter.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  Stir into batter.

Cover with foil and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Roll dough into 1" balls {mine were probably more like 1 1/2"}, place on baking sheets,  Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork, dipped in water and create a criss cross pattern. 

Bake for 9 minutes and remove.  Do not overbake.  Allow cookies to cool on the pan for about 7 minutes and remove to a cooling rack.

Note: The cookies will look doughy, but as long as they are looking cooked around the outside, you'll be fine.  They will keep cooking on the hot pan once you pull them out of the oven and the biggest mistake you can make is overbaking them.  Once they have cooled on the racks, I place them on paper plates and slide the plates into freezer ziplocs - this prevents them from crumbling and makes them easier to take to work or deliver to your friends!

Enjoy!!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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