My weeks seem to get busier and busier. I don’t know where the time goes, but go it does. I have been trying to make food ahead as I don’t have time every night of the week to cook. I don’t mind ordering out occasionally, but I don’t want to get into that habit.
For this week's Pasta Presto, I decided to showcase a new pasta I created. Presto Pasta Night is a weekly event that has a different host each week. This week Pasta Presto Night is being hosted by Presto Pasta Nights.
Last weekend, we cooked quite a bit. Hubby grilled arm steak – from our side of beef, hamburgers, and backbone, which are actually large pork chops. He ate the pork, we all ate the burgers, and I turned the arm steak into a very tasty pasta dish.
I really enjoy looking in my fridge and creating something new to my family and me. I saw the steak, knew I had to do something with it; I also remembered the gorgonzola cheese I had purchases recently on the Hill. The spinach I saw confirmed what I was going to make; Steak pasta with gorgonzola and spinach.
It was actually very easy. I based my dinner off a recipe I sometimes make called Linguini with Butter, Pecorino, Arugula and Black Pepper. In this recipe the sauce was made in the same bowl the pasta was served in. I did the same thing. I warmed the bowl, melted my butter, added salt and pepper, and then put in the pasta, cheese, steak and spinach. I mixed everything up and served. It was an easy, very tasty dish that I will make again soon.
Pasta with Steak, Spinach, and Gorgonzola Cheese
2 ¼ lb. arm steaks grilled rare with sea salt and pepper and sliced thin
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 to 1/3 lb gorgonzola cheese crumbled
½ stick butter melted
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2-3 large handfuls fresh spinach
1 lb pasta – your choice
2 ladles pasta water
Cook pasta per package directions, making sure to add salt to the boiling water. Meanwhile, slice steak in short thin strips and reheat in 2 tablespoons olive oil until heated through. Set aside. Warm a serving bowl, add melted butter, salt and pepper. When pasta is finished add to bowl along with cheese, spinach, and steak. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.