Pinwheel Steaks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 (3-ounce) jar pine nuts, 1/3 cup

2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

1 cup arugula leaves

2 cloves cracked garlic

3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 4 handfuls

Salt and pepper

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, eyeball it

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it


3 thin cut (3/4-inch) New York strip steaks

Coarse salt and black pepper

1 tall jar, 18 to 20 ounces, roasted red peppers, well drained, about 3 peppers

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Metal skewers


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Toast pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat until golden. Place spinach, arugula, garlic, cheese, 2 pinches salt, a few grinds black pepper, nutmeg, and toasted nuts in a food processor. Pulse grind the filling into a paste. Taste and adjust seasonings. Remove 1/2 cup of filling paste to a bowl and stir in extra-virgin olive oil to loosen it. Reserve remaining filling in processor bowl.
  3. Place steaks between layers of waxed paper several inches apart. Pound steaks with a heavy bottomed pan to 1/2 their thickness. Season each steak with salt and pepper on both sides. Cover each steak with a thin layer of filling and top with roasted red peppers. Roll steaks tightly and cut each steak in 1/2 across. Secure pinwheels with a carefully placed skewer and set 6 pinwheels on a baking sheet. Drizzle with extra-virgin oil and roast 12 to 15 minutes. Remove skewers and transfer pinwheels to dinner plates. Top each with a generous portion of reserved sauce made from filling and extra-virgin olive oil, combined.