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Steak and Pasta – Canadian T-bone Steak and Pesto


Finally, where in the main course. For recap for those who just tuned in, This is the main dish of our 7 course meal. And this entree’s will be our 5th meal of the night. Starting from canape, appetizer, soup and salad. We still ave that big appetite. Yes, We are very big now! (LOL). I choose a steak to accompany  my pesto al dente pasta. And my steak is just flat in taste, I just seasoned it with salt and pepper. I love my steak to be like this way. I also like my steak cooked in medium done To complement the steak I paired it with a plain spaghetti al dente with pesto sauce. So, you can just imagine the flavour of herbs and the steak exploding on your mouth every single bite.. how about you? what do you want to pair with your steak?. Please stay with next week as we will continue with the dessert………………Did you know that pesto I used here is made with basil leaves and olive oil. I already featured the basil leaves, so we will go on with the olive oil. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, long thought to minimize cancer risk. Among plant oils, olive oil is the highest in monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t oxidize in the body, and it’s low in polyunsaturated fat, the kind that does oxidized. Some recent studies also indicate that regular consumption of olive oil can help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It has also been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower “bad” low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity. Lastly,  although olive oil is high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.

Ingredients: good for 7 persons

  • 7 pcs of T-bone steak seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled your way
  • 500 gms of cooked pasta
  • pesto sauce
  • parmesan cheese
To plate: cooked your steak on your desired doneness, then place reasonable amount of pasta on each guest plate and top with the steak. enjoy!
procedures:
  • In a large non-stick pan, tossed cooked pasta with 1/2 cup of pesto sauce.
pesto sauce
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves (approx 200 grams)
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 4 pcs chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
Procedures:
  • In a food processor, blend all ingredients together and transfer in a clean container preferably a bottler or a ketsup dispenser. Use for pasta or for garnishing.


T-bone steak w/ java rice & buttered veggies


T-bone steak grilled to perfection. This steak reminds me of my previous work in the Philippines. This dish been very popular during our time, it is so big that two people can share (I just have half serving on the photo) and a very generous serving of buttered veggies and java rice. This steak is best served at medium done.

Did you know that “beef” is one of the most nutrient-rich foods. Not only does it provide you with a bundle of essential nutrients, but it has one of the highest concentrations of these nutrients compared to many other proteins. plus good source of Vitamin B12 & Zinc. By eating a “beef meal “, it helps your body to create a healthy immune system and heal wounds…

Prep time: 10 minutes, Cooking time 8-10 minutes

In the plate:

  • 200 gms of t-bone steak (seasoned with salt & fresh pepper, light soy sauce & rosemary herbs)
  • Mushroom gravy
  • Buttered veggies( steamed brocolli, corn & carrots, peas)
  • Java rice

To make a gravy:

  • 1/4  cup flour
  • Drippings of roasted meat
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/s cup water

-Brown the flour in a pan, pour over drippings & water, stir & seasoned with salt & pepper

Java rice

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • garlic
  • tomato ketsup
  • salt & pepper

-preparation is similar to fried rice, in a pan, place all ingredients & mix well.

Enjoy your meal!

 

 

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