Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh.

The steak in this meal is way up there in our list of favorites.  Tender, juicy and very flavorful. Neither of us have ever had parsnips so this was kind of a fun thing to try. This is definitely a meal we will prepare again but will use russet potatoes for the fries.

So far we have enjoyed the Hello Fresh meal kits. What I don’t like is that they are delivered via UPS which in our neighborhood can arrive pretty late in the evening…….at this time of the year it can be as late as 9 p.m. as it was this last delivery.


  • 12 oz sirloin steak
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 fairly large parsnips
  • A big bunch of spinach
  • Sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Wash and dry the fresh produce.
  • Peel and cut the parsnips into 3-inch wedges (similar to steak fries).
  • Strip the rosemary off the sprig and roughly chop leaves.
  • Thinly slice the garlic.
  • Pat the steaks dry and season each side with salt and pepper.



Toss the parsnips on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, half the rosemary, a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, turning once during cooking, until golden brown.


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the steak to the pan and cook for 3-6 minutes per side, until almost cooked to desired doneness. We cooked the steak for 6 minutes per side — we don’t like too much pink.

Now for the yummy part……reduce the heat to low and add 2 tablespoons butter, the remaining rosemary, and half the garlic to the pan. Tilt the pan toward you to collect the melted butter. Using a spoon, continuously spoon the melted butter, garlic, and rosemary over the stea for 1-2 minutes, until cooked to desired doneness.  Set the steak aside to rest for 5 minutes. Pour all of that juicy goodness over the resting steak.


Spinach time! In the same pan used for the steak, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add the remaining garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

The original instructions called for us to do something with sour cream. We didn’t want to use the sour cream.  Instead we added a pinch of red pepper flakes, a pinch of salt and pepper and cooked until just wilted.


The instruction card listed the following nutrition per person: Calories 564 cal | Carbs: 37 g | Fat: 38 g | Protein: 45 g | Fiber: 11 g | Sodium: 215 mg

The way we prepared it may differ as we didn’t use the sour cream.

Oh, but this was so delicious and the meat was so tender. The steak on my plate was fork-tender.


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Categories: Beef/Pork

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