Spring veggies will melt your heart.

I admit it. I am so over winter. I want to play in the dirt, plant things, grill things…. I need green!!!! Since that’s still a few weeks away, this recipe kind of helps. It has spring veggies in it and it’s a beautiful green. It’s spring somewhere so there is asparagus and peas at the grocery. So give this one a try…. and think spring!

Seared Steak with Spring Veggies in Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

1 pound boneless New York strip steak, patted dry

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

5 garlic cloves, 1 grated, 4 thinly sliced

⅓ cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

1–2 pinches cayenne pepper

⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, divided

1 10-ounce bag frozen peas

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions

Season steak all over with salt and pepper.

Whisk 1 grated garlic clove, ⅓ cup mustard, 1 Tbsp. vinegar, 1 tsp. honey, a couple pinches of cayenne, ⅓ cup oil, and 1 Tbsp. water in a medium bowl to combine; season spicy mustard with salt and pepper.

Heat a dry medium skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high. Rub steak all over with 1 Tbsp. oil and cook, turning every 2 minutes or so and making sure to get color on the fat cap, until medium-rare (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center will register 120°), about 10 minutes. Transfer steak to a plate to rest. Pour off oil from skillet, leaving crispy bits behind.

Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over low. Add 4 sliced garlic cloves and all but about 2 Tbsp. scallions (save those for serving) and cook, stirring often, until translucent and softened, about 3 minutes.

Add peas and a splash of water and cook, stirring and mashing to break up slightly, until peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until asparagus is just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Slice steak and shingle over vegetables in skillet.

Drizzle some mustard sauce over steak and top with reserved scallions. Serve with remaining mustard sauce alongside.

Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetite

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