When we crave protein, we often opt for beef. Any red meat should be consumed in moderation, but this dish does combine iron and protein with carbohydrates, for sustained energy, and even some fiber when you throw in a leafy salad. This nutritious meal is simple, with plain corn on the cob flavored with paprika to give it a tasty kick, while the beef gets its great flavor from the warm extra virgin olive oil infused with garlic.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 ear of corn and 1 steak | Calories: 153 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 316 mg | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 5 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
- 4 ears of corn
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 thin slices of tender cut steak (about 1/2-inch thick)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 cups salad leaves (optional)
- On a hot griddle, cook the corn until tender. While cooking sprinkle them with the paprika and half the salt.
- Meantime, over medium - high heat, in a small saucepan, warm up the extra virgin olive oil the sautè the garlic. When the garlic turn golden brown, take them away from the pan and discard them. Keep the oil warm by leaving the heat to the lowest.
- Over high heat, on a very hot griddle, cook the steak for 30 seconds each side. Season with the salt and pepper.
- Put the steak in the saucepan with oil just to absorb the flavors. Turn to coat both sides.
- Serve immediately with the corn and salad if using.
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