Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

OK, we know what you’re going to say. You love to order steak in a restaurant, but you’re too nervous to cook it at home. But with this quick and easy recipe for skillet steak with asparagus and potatoes, that’s about to change. It’s a one-pan dinner that looks (and tastes) fancy but is totally foolproof.  

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Makes 2 servings
Start to Finish: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Steak

½ pound baby red potatoes, halved

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 bunch asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1½ pounds sirloin or strip steak

Herb Sauce

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

1 garlic clove, smashed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pinch red-pepper flakes

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Cook the Steak: In a large oven-safe skillet, toss the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast the potatoes until they just start to become tender, 15 to 17 minutes.

3. Add the asparagus and drizzle 1 tablespoon more oil in the pan. Roast until the vegetables are tender, 12 to 15 minutes more. Remove the veggies from the pan and reserve. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.

4. Brush the steak on both sides with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  

5. Add the steak to the hot pan and sear on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes per side (place the pan over medium heat on the stove top if needed). Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook the steak until it reaches the desired doneness, 10 to 12 minutes more for medium rare.

6. Remove the steak from the pan and let it rest for 15 minutes.

7. Make the Herb Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, mint, garlic, salt, pepper, red-pepper flakes and olive oil to combine.

8. Slice the steak into thin pieces and spoon the sauce on top of the potatoes and asparagus. Serve immediately.

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