Garlic and parsley stuffed into a juicy steak make a perfect quick meal. The garlic cloves for this stuffing are blanched first and then chopped with fresh parsley to make a simple, fresh stuffing. Blanching gives the garlic a mild, sweet flavor.
The water used for blanching the garlic has a wonderful flavor, so I add it to the water for cooking the pasta. I cook broccoli with flavored pasta for a quick side dish. The broccoli is added the last 5 minutes to the boiling pasta. This saves time and an extra pot to wash. If using fresh pasta, the cooking time will be about 3 to 4 minutes. Add broccoli first and then the fresh pasta.
• Grass-fed steak can be found in most markets. Any type of quick-cooking steak such as flank, skirt, sirloin or fillet can be used.
• Use the same pot for boiling pasta and garlic to save cleaning up time.
• The blanched garlic and parsley can be chopped in a food processor.
• Blanch garlic and then fill the pot with more water and place on heat to boil.
• Make steak.
• Make pasta and broccoli.