Steak, Couscous, Spinach



Makes 2 Servings

  • 1 12oz Strip Steak
  • 1 8oz box couscous
  • kosher salt
  • spinach
  • olive oil


  1. Cook steak in a bag in a water bath at 133˚F for about an hour. This assumes you’ve got a steak that’s 1 inch thick. If it’s 2 inches it could take 3 hours. 
  2. Remove the steak from the bag and reserve. [Reserve just means don’t throw it away. Hopefully you weren’t going to throw out the star of this show, but I wouldn’t put it past you.]
  3. Cook spinach like this. It’s easy. I promise. 
  4. Boil water for couscous. Remove from heat and add couscous. Wait five minutes for couscous to puff up. Find another reason to say the word couscous. [Couscous.]
  5. Heat a pan over high heat until it’s really hot. This is easiest with cast iron because it can take a beating. If you’re not sure how hot “really hot” is, put the oil in the pan and add the steak as soon as the oil starts smoking.
  6. Sear the steak for 2 minutes on one side [presentation side] and 1 minutes on the other side.
  7. Plate prettily!