Orange Spice Steak & Sesame Broccolini
This was surprisingly pretty good and pretty easy! The steak rub was great and I bet it would be pretty good on a grill , the Broccolini ( I had Rabe) was easy and the flavor was nice and crisp! i think this might go in the rotation !
- 3 small oranges (about 1 lb.)
- 1 1/2 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 tsp. light brown sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
- 1 hanger steak (about 1 1/4 lb.), cut in half lengthwise, center gristle removed
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3 bunches broccolini (about 1 1/2 lb.), trimmed, halved lengthwise if large
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, plus more for serving
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- Flaky sea salt
- Steamed rice and hot sauce (for serving; optional)
- Finely grate 2 tsp. orange zest from 1 orange into a small bowl. Cut all oranges in half; set aside.
- Add five-spice powder, brown sugar, and 2 tsp. kosher salt to bowl with zest and stir to combine. Rub steak all over with spice mixture.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over high. Cook steak, turning often, until browned on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 130˚F for medium-rare, 15–20 minutes total. After steak has cooked for about 5 minutes, nestle orange halves cut side down around steak and cook until well browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer oranges to a plate. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
- Arrange broccolini in an even layer in same skillet and heat over high. Cook, undisturbed, until well charred, about 3 minutes. Toss and continue to cook until tender and slightly charred all over, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl. Squeeze in juice from 2 orange halves over. Add sesame oil, red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. sesame seeds, and remaining 1/4 tsp. kosher salt and toss to coat.
- Transfer steak to a platter. Arrange broccolini mixture alongside. Top with scallions, sea salt, and remaining sesame seeds. Serve with charred orange halves to squeeze over, rice, and hot sauce alongside, if desired.