Pan-Grilled T-Bone Steak with Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Pan-Grilled T-Bone Steak with Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli (Serves 2-3)

Good ingredients make good cooks. Vegetables fresh from the farm taste good as long as you don’t mess them up. I try not to get in the way when I cook broccoli and cauliflower. By adding a little fat, spice, and heat, organic veggies make a wonderful meal with a grilled steak. See if you can’t impress yourself following this simple recipe.

Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredient list:

1 pound T-bone steak (mine was grass-fed)
Balsamic vinegar
Ghee or clarified butter
Red chili powder
Garlic powder
Black pepper

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse cauliflower and broccoli and cut florets into bite-size pieces. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Distribute florets in one layer in the baking pan. Arrange 3-4 teaspoons of ghee or clarified butter around the pan among the veggies. Season with a dusting of salt and garlic powder. Dust lightly with red chili powder if you want some heat. Place in oven and let roast for 25 minutes or until you can pierce the cauliflower easily with a fork. Meanwhile, heat non-stick grill pan over high heat. Season both sides of meat with a good dusting of salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Lay the meat in the hot pan and let sear on first side 4-5 minutes and then turn, using tongs (to avoid piercing the meat and letting juices run out), to sear opposite side 4-5 minutes. Remove the meat to a plate, splash a little balsamic vinegar over both sides, and then return to grill. Sear each side 1 more minute (2 minutes total) to develop good color. My steak was medium-rare after searing just over 10 minutes. When done, move meat to a plate and let sit 5 or 10 minutes to rest and let the juices redistribute before cutting. I keep mine in the microwave oven so it stays relatively warm and to keep my cat Tobey from discovering whether he has a taste for cooked meat.

Note: How long should you roast broccoli? (20-25 minutes) How long should you roast cauliflower? (25-30 minutes) These and many more How long? What temp? (425 degrees) and What size? (1-inch florets) questions are answered in the Meal Map section of It Starts With Food, the new book by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (order through my online Store if you don’t already have it).

I use an All-Clad nonstick grill pan to get some grill marks on my steaks. However, I also like to sear steaks in my cast iron skillet. Check both kitchen tools out in my online Store.

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3 Responses to “Pan-Grilled T-Bone Steak with Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli”

  1. Ryan Van Der Linden says:

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for all the information. I was hoping to return the favor. I saw your comment.

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