Balsamic and Basil Marinated Steak with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
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Balsamic and Basil Marinated Skirt Steak with Roasted Red Pepper PestoThis recipe is from my second ebook, Modern Paleo Holiday Cuisine. The book is a holiday edition, but most of the recipes are any day recipes, like this one. I love this recipe because it's so fancy pants and flavorful, you will never feel like you are doing some kind of detox or elimination diet. I like this best with grassfed skirt steak, but any steak will be delicious. Try to marinate overnight if possible. You will have extra pesto, slather that stuff on a baked potato, toss with some Zoodles, or use on some protein in your next meal.
Steak Marinade1 lb skirt steak (any steak)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil (or 1 tbsp dried basil)1 tbsp fresh minced garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
1/2 cup fresh basil, packed
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large garlic clove
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Marinate steak in gallon sized plastic bag or Tupperware overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
2. Pan sear steak in ghee or grill until cooked to your preference.
3. While steak is cooking, prepare pesto.
4. Add all pesto ingredients to food processor and pulse until combined into a pesto texture.
5. Serve pesto on top of cooked steak.