Pan-Seared Steaks with Romesco Sauce --
  • Total Recipe Time: 40 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)
  2. 3 large red bell peppers, cut lengthwise into quarters
  3. 2 tablespoons prepared minced roasted garlic, divided
  4. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  5. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  6. salt
  7. 1 cup grape tomatoes
  8. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  9. 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  10. 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  11. 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  13. Fresh cilantro sprigs, orange slices and pine nuts (optional)


  1. Arrange bell peppers skin side up on large sheet of aluminum foil. Place on broiler rack so surface of peppers is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 12 to 15 minutes or until skin is blackened. Fold aluminum foil over peppers to enclose. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine 1 tablespoon garlic and black pepper in small bowl; press evenly onto beef steaks. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in ridged grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 11 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to serving platter; season with salt, as desired. Keep warm.
  3. Remove and discard blackened skins from peppers. Place peppers, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in blender or food processor container. Add tomatoes, cilantro, pine nuts, orange juice and orange peel. Cover; pulse on and off until pureed.
  4. Spoon some sauce over steaks; serve remaining sauce with steaks. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, orange slices and pine nuts, if desired.
Comments (1)
Usage Guidelines.


Loved it, but spouse was less appreciative than was I. Caramelized onions were very good.