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Lemon Basil Pesto Flat Iron Steak

Lemon Basil Pesto Flat Iron Steak

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
desihannagan

desihannagan

Lemon and basil combine nicely into a pesto topping for steaks.

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  • Calories:
  • 569 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 44.2 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Chop 4 garlic cloves in a food processor until minced. Add the basil and pine nuts, and pulse a few times to combine. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides. Place the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes into the food processor, and pulse until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the flat iron steaks with 2 cloves minced garlic, season to taste with salt and pepper, then set aside. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Grill the steaks to desired degree of doneness on preheated grill, about 4 minutes per side for medium. Baste the steaks occasionally with a little of the pesto sauce. Once done, serve topped with the remaining pesto.
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SunnyByrd
36

SunnyByrd

10/11/2008

Perfect pesto! For anyone worried about or having trouble with pesto falling off or burning on their steaks, I marinated my steaks in about 2T pesto (don't worry, you'll have plenty for topping) loosened with a splash of lemon and olive oil. You can shake the excess off - or not, I didn't - when you're ready to grill. Awesome. Thanks for the recipe!!!

Dianemwj
20

Dianemwj

3/27/2008

This was excellent! The only changes I made was to add an extra clove of garlic to the pesto and cut the lemon juice to 2 tsp because I didn't want it to be too tart. The garlic rubbed on the meat didn't do much good; it burned off while the meat was cooking, but that's a small quibble. My husband and I loved this. I served it with sliced tomatoes and roasted cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe, desi!

blue eyed CC
15

blue eyed CC

3/25/2009

We made this and were pleasantly surprised! We don't typically like pesto but I have to admit, it was very good AND very quick and easy to make! Since it was still cold out, we made it on the stove and used flank steak instead of the flat iron. Worked great with the flank steak.

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