Ranch Steaks with Jalapeno Basil Nut Pesto recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Ranch Steaks with Jalapeno Basil Nut Pesto

Serves 4

Make Ranch Steaks with Jalapeño Basil Nut Pesto for an excellent and budget-friendly summer meal. Delight your guests with fresh flavors of the season.

Ingredients:

  • 4 (8-ounce) Certified Angus Beef ® shoulder center steaks (ranch steaks)
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked pepper
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Instructions:

  1. Combine thyme, oil, salt, pepper and orange zest. Rub mixture into ranch steaks. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for one hour.
  2. Prepare pesto by placing jalapeno, ginger, garlic and olive oil in food processor and pulse to combine. Add chicken stock, basil, cilantro, lime juice and sugar. Continue to pulse until smooth. Remove mixture from processor and fold in hazelnuts.
  3. Remove steaks from marinade and pan saute in non-stick skillet until golden brown on both sides to desired doneness.
  4. Drizzle pesto over each prepared steak.

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