One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

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This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan!

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

I teamed up with Lodge Cast Iron cookware to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

For years now, these Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce have been a favorite of mine. Juicy, tender petite little lamb chops just seem like such a decadent dinner. But, the star of the show is the mint mustard sauce. It’s got all the flavor profiles going on – It’s a bit sweet from the honey, it’s a bit spicy from the mustard, vinegar gives it a good tang, and the mint rounds it all out with a herbal quality that’s perfect on red meat.

So, as I was flipping through the pages of my Bon Appetit magazine, and I came across this recipe for a one-skillet steak with peas, asparagus and spicy mustard sauce, I immediately thought that this was the perfect recipe to play around with and dress up with my mint mustard sauce.

I made a few tweaks to that original recipe – using flank steak instead of New York strip steak, browning up some bacon and letting that mingle along with those veggies, and swapping out their spicy mustard sauce for my mint mustard sauce. It all cooked up really nicely in my 12-inch Lodge Dual Handle Pan. Even though it’s a new piece of cast iron that I just added to my collection, it came pre-seasoned and ready to use and I’ve been playing around with it quite a bit. I love that this particular skillet doesn’t have a handle, making it really versatile and narrow enough to throw on the grill when I’m barbecuing outside.

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

For this One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables be sure to pull your steak out of the fridge at least a half hour before you’ll be cooking it. This helps to be sure that the chill is off of it and ensures that the steak will cook evenly. Use that half hour to work on chopping your asparagus and to get that mint mustard sauce going. Then, start by browning up your bacon in that cast iron skillet. Remove it with a slotted spoon and let it drain for a bit on paper towels and pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet. Next, in goes the steak. It will cook up fast, and shouldn’t take more than about 10 minutes or so. Once it’s done to your liking, set it aside to let the juices redistribute (don’t slice it yet) and start those veggies.

Fresh asparagus, peas and a bunch of fresh scallions are what I’m working with in this recipe – All those green colors are just so pretty, and their flavors match really nicely with the mint mustard sauce too. To serve, I like to present everything right out of the skillet. Once the steak has rested for a bit, I slice it up and arrange it over the vegetables with a drizzle of sauce over the top. I serve the remaining sauce on the side for everyone to spoon on for themselves.

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

I think this One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is the perfect dish to serve on a night when you’ve had a crazy, hectic day at work. It’s a decadent dish that only looks complicated but, unlike your day, it’s not… It’s a way to treat yourself and give yourself a bit less work at the end of things since you’re only using one skillet. Less dishes = More time to enjoy the rest of that bottle of red wine that you opened up to enjoy with dinner. I’d highly suggest a Cabernet or Petite Sirah to go with this One-Skillet Steak with Spring Vegetables.

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 709 kcal
Author: Erin

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan!

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Ingredients

For the steak, bacon, and vegetables:

  • 1 pound boneless NY strip steak (or flank steak)
  • 3 slices bacon chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 10- ounce bag frozen peas
  • 1 bunch scallions thinly sliced, divided
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Mint Mustard Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 3 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • Kosher salt and pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove steak from refrigerator and set aside for 30 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature.
  2. While the steak comes to room temperature you can assemble the mint mustard sauce.
  3. Place smashed garlic cloves and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to heat for 5 minutes, until oil is fragrant. Brush both sides of the steak with some of the garlic oil and season with salt and pepper, reserve the remaining oil for the mint mustard sauce.
  4. To make the mint mustard sauce, add mustard, vinegar and honey to a food processor or blender. Turn it on and stream in the remaining oil and the garlic cloves. To this mixture, add your mint and process until finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Next, preheat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook for about five minutes until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel. Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the skillet.
  6. In the same skillet as the bacon, add the steak. Cook turning every 2 minutes or so, until medium rare, about 10 minutes. Remove the steak from the skillet and place on a cutting board to rest before slicing.
  7. Next, add the sliced garlic and all but 2 tablespoons of the scallions and cook, until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add peas with a splash of water and cook until the peas are tender, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook until asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  8. Slice the steak and place it over the vegetables in the skillet. Drizzle with mint mustard sauce and sprinkle with remaining scallions. Enjoy!

Wine Pairings for One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce:

  • Cabernet with its minty undertones makes an excellent pairing for the hearty steak and echoes the flavors in the mint mustard sauce.
  • Petite Sirah is another great match. With flavors of plum, raspberry, blackberries, and black pepper, it stands up well to hearty meat dishes.

This One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce is an elegant dinner that’s easy enough for weekday entertaining. Steak, peas and asparagus cook up together in just one pan! | platingsandpairings.com

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9 comments

  1. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Hooray for one pan meals! Hooray for fewer dishes!!!

    Reply

  2. Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper

    I love everything about this from the flavors to the colors for serving!!

    Reply

  3. Mary

    I love love love all of my Lodge pans. Something about cooking in cast iron!!! And this steak is so incredibly drool worthy! That mint mustard sauce sounds incredible.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I love cast iron too and I’m obsessed with this new dual handle version from Lodge! It’d be perfect for fitting on your grill Mary!

      Reply

  4. Sarah

    This sounds really good! Do you have any recommendations on summer veggie that could be subbed in to make itg more seasonal?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Sara – I think that zucchini, snap peas, summer squash would all be wonderful in this skillet dinner too!

      Reply

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