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Seared Steak

Seared Steak with Italian Street Corn and Basil Pistou

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In this hearty Popular Recipe, we've added a little European flair to one of our favorite combinations: steak and corn. The juicy medium-rare meat is drizzled with basil pistou—France's cheese-less version of pesto—and served with a side of creamy corn laced with Italian herbs. This dish is one you'll love for its simple preparation and aromatic flavor profile.


  • Spicy
  • Quick Prep

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By Chef Suzanne

By Chef Suzanne

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Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • oregano
    1/8 ounce
  • basil
    1/2 ounce
  • steaks
  • red wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon
    red wine vinegar
  • crushed red pepper
    1/8 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • corn
    2 cups
  • mayonnaise
    1 1/2 ounce
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    3 tablespoons
    grated Parmesan cheese

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10" medium pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Rinse oregano and basil and finely chop leaves, discarding stems and keeping herbs separate. Pat steaks dry with paper towel. Check the steak label to determine your correct cook time.

  2. Make Basil Pistou

    Make Basil Pistou

    Set aside ½ tablespoon chopped basil for corn. In a small bowl, combine red wine vinegar, remaining basil, and crushed red pepper (or skip it if you don't want spice). Whisking continuously, slowly add 3 tablespoons olive oil until fully combined. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and set aside.

  3. Sear Steaks

    Sear Steaks

    Season steaks all over with ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add steaks and sear until browned and medium rare. Transfer to a plate and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

  4. Char Corn

    Char Corn

    While steaks rest, wipe pan clean and add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add corn and cook, stirring frequently, until charred in spots, 3-5 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

  5. Make Italian Street Corn

    Make Italian Street Corn

    Add mayonnaise, Parmesan, oregano, reserved basil, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan with corn and stir to combine. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired.

  6. Plate Steaks

    Plate Steaks

    Cut steaks against the grain into ¼-inch slices. Drizzle over basil pistou and serve with Italian street corn

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