Marinated steak, green beans and couscous
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Cuts of beef make perfect mains when you’re preparing a meal for your table for one. For this dish, I chose a thin slice of flank steak because I don’t like thick cuts of beef. But that doesn’t mean you have to do the same if you enjoy a big, juicy cut.
1 slice thinly cut flank steak
1 cup frozen green beans
1/4 cup couscous, dried
1/2 cup water
4 dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons ponzu
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Marinate the beef in the soy sauce for 30 minutes. Add a tablespoon of minced garlic to the soy sauce for extra flavor. About 20 minutes into the steak marination, heat a pan with a little vegetable oil and ponzu, a citrus-based soy sauce. Add the green beans and sauté for 10 minutes or so.
While the green beans are going, bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the dried porcini mushrooms and blanche them for about a minute. Add the couscous, remove the saucepan from the heat, and cover for about five minutes or until the couscous has absorbed the water. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
Once the steak has marinated, add it to the pan with the green beans. Cover the pan for three minutes. Uncover the pan and turn the beef over. Cover the pan again for three more minutes. Make sure the meat is cooked to your liking. Remove from heat. Serve everything together on a plate and eat up.