Pistachio crusted flank steak with peach puree

This pistachio crusted flank steak topped with a simple peach puree is an easy way to keep dinner healthy yet delicious.

Pistachio Crusted Flank Steak with Peach Puree

So it’s January. We’re done with the cookies and everyone’s got their resolutions in full swing. Eat better, work out more, be a better person, blah blah blah…

I don’t do resolutions. I make concerted efforts at different times of the year for different things, but resolutions? Nope. They just sound like an ultimatum and a sure fire way to set myself up for failure. Do I want to eat better now that the constant temptation of Godiva chocolates, cheesecakes, cookies and the family favorite, Pandoro are out of sight? Absolutely. I’m just refusing to say that I will do xy or z while doing so. No diets, no specific amount of workouts or miles to run, just one healthy decision after another and hopefully more of them than unhealthy ones. It’s that simple.

So for me, that means keeping a stocked pantry and lots of fresh produce on hand to be able to make healthy meals without much effort. Honestly, I’m kinda over the roasted brussels sprouts and squashes by this time of year and now that the holidays are over, all I want is some sunshine and the onset of spring. But that’s not coming for at least another 3 months in good ‘ol New York so I’ll just have to make do with fresh, bright food that reminds me of sunshine, warmer times and a tan (which my pasty white skin would really appreciate right about now).

Pistachio Crusted Flank Steak with Peach Puree

Peaches are the one summer fruit I just can’t live without during the winter so there’s always at least one can of them in the pantry. After visiting some of the farms Del Monte sources their peaches from in California, I can’t help but wonder if they might be the ones we saw on the trees last summer, days before harvesting every time I open a can.

The pistachio crust on this flank steak is awesome as it is, but brightened up with the simple peach puree, it just totally steals the show from right out underneath your typical winter fare.

Maybe I take back my statement on resolutions, because I could totally resolve to eat this every week.

Pistachio crusted flank steak with peach puree ($100 Visa gift card giveaway)
 
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This pistachio crusted flank steak topped with a simple peach puree is an easy way to keep dinner healthy yet delicious.
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal or flour
  • 1 15 ounce can Del Monte peaches in 100% juice
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • ½ inch cube of fresh ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Season the flank steak with salt and pepper, pressing the seasoning into the meat with your hands.
  3. Combine the pistachios and almond flour in a food processor and pulse a few times until coarsely chopped.
  4. Spray the steak with cooking spray and then top with the pistachio mixture, pressing it firmly onto the top of the steak.
  5. Place the steak on the wire rack and cook in the oven on a low rack for about 20 minutes for medium-rare to medium.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the peaches, basil leaves and ginger in the food processor and process until pureed.
  7. Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Spoon the peach puree over the top of the slices before serving.

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  1. 406

    Barb Stenby says

    I always keep pineapple in because I use it for desserts & main courses, appetizers salads etc. it’s a very versatile fruit

  2. 419

    Kat Emerick says

    Wow…who would have thought to use pistachio as part of the crust…what a wonderful idea! The recipe looks awesome!

  3. 421

    Vicki D. says

    My favorite canned vegetable to keep in my pantry is green beans. I make green bean casserole a lot. I use them in stir frys a lot. Plus, I love them sauteed with onions, garlic, and szechuan sauce.

  4. 431

    Debra Dietzel says

    GREEN BEANS ARE MY FAVORITE AND DEL MONTE GREENS BEANS ARE THE BEST. I WORKED AT THE CANNERY , AND THEY ARE THE CLEANEST.

  5. 437

    Sarah Z says

    We always have pineapple chunks because my daughter snacks on them all the time! (always have green beans too – just in case!)

  6. 438

    Carolyn S says

    Bananas are a must at my house fruit wise and vegetable wise I’d have to say broccoli because I mix it in with so many meals so we can have our daily dose of green :)

  7. 441

    says

    It looks delicious from the image itself. I am wondering, how about if I try it at home? I am now excited to face my kitchen!

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