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Steak with Sautéed Fennel and Olives

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 13 minutes.

Health DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 6 ounces steak and about 1 cup vegetables)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 (1-inch-thick) strip steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 thinly sliced fennel bulbs, plus 1 tablespoon fronds
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably oil-cured)
  • 1 jalapeño (preferably red), seeded and thinly sliced


1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steaks with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook steaks for 4–6 minutes per side for medium-rare or to desired doneness. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

2. Wipe out skillet, and heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the fennel and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5–6 minutes or until slightly browned and just tender.

3. Stir in olives and jalapeño, and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with fennel fronds, and serve alongside the sliced steak.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 655mg
  • Calcium: 74mg

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