Paleo Plan

Steak with Apple-Horseradish Relish

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Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 Tbs prepared horseradish, drained
1 Tbs plus 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 Tbs pure grade B maple syrup
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
1 Golden Delicious Apple, peeled and grated
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and grated
2 beef strip loin steaks (each 12 oz and 1 1/2" thick)
3 Tbs olive oil
2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem

Instructions

  1. Arrange oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine horseradish, vinegar, lemon juice, syrup, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Stir grated apples into horseradish mixture.  Set aside.
  3. Heat 12" ovenproof skillet on high.  Pat steaks dry with paper towels.  Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp EACH of salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbs oil to pan and swirl to coat bottom evenly.  When oil shimmers and is almost smoking, add steaks.
  4. Cook 2 min.  With tongs, lift each steak from pan and put back down on SAME side.  Cook 1 minute longer, then turn steaks over. Transfer pan to lowest rack of oven and roast for 4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine 2 Tbs olive oil and thyme in a small bowl.  Baste steak with melted mixture. Roast 2-3 minutes longer for medium-rare, or until desired temperature is reached.
  6. Remove pan from oven and baste again. Transfer steaks to cutting board, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
  7. Slice steaks against the grain at an angle.  Spoon steak juices on top and serve with apple relish.
Photo courtesy: www.goodhousekeeping.com

12 Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been on the fence about butter (grass fed, of course) and tamari. I’ve been trying to decide if it’s something I want to add to my cooking. This recipe sounds so great that I may decide to add a little butter every once in a while.

  2. Wow! I just made this dish and it was unbelievable. I have to admit, I balked at the amount of steak called for here, per serving, but I prepped and ate as listed and it was unbelievably good. Can’t wait to have it again, this time without the “optional” butter.

  3. Dan Wheeler

    Is there supposed to be butter in this recipe?

  4. dundee

    Did I miss something? I see broccoli in the photo but not on the recipe???

    • Neely Quinn

      dundee – The photo is just to show the steak. You can always just steam some broccoli to put on the side if you’d like…

  5. PKHPaleo

    Can you update the recipe.. if you aren’t using butter now please tell us what to use with the thyme. If you still want us to use butter can you include an amount on the ingredient list….

  6. The recipe calls for Grade B maple syrup. I don’t see it being used in the instructions. Am I just missing it?

    • Neely Quinn

      Karen – Yep, it’s in the first instruction: In a medium bowl, combine horseradish, vinegar, lemon juice, SYRUP, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Stir grated apples into horseradish mixture. Set aside.

  7. This recipe sounds great! I can’t wait to try it tonight!

  8. Where are the nutritional values on this? Am I missing something?

  9. I am not a huge horseradish fan, but this was amazing! :) Definitely a keeper.

  10. This was amazing. So good.

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