Carb Conscious with Seared Steak & Shrimp

Carb Conscious

with Seared Steak & Shrimp

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Discover meal prep designed for a healthy lifestyle. These recipes replace refined carbohydrates with high-fiber foods like veggies and whole grains, all with 42g or less of net carbs per serving.

This week's meals are:
• Seared Steak & Vegetables with Creamy Caper Pesto
• Steak Lettuce Cups with Peanuts & Creamy Cilantro Sauce
• Shrimp & Orange Salad with Calabrian Chile Dressing
• Seared Shrimp with Vegetables & Spicy Soy Sauce
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Carb Conscious with Seared Steak & Shrimp
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  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 head Butter Lettuce
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Pickled Peruvian Peppers
  • 2 Tbsps Roasted Pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp Togarashi Seasoning (Sweet Paprika, Hot Paprika, Dried Orange Peel, Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds)
  • ¼ cup Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
  • 1⅛ lbs Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • 4 Steaks
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 4 Persian Cucumbers
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
  • 2 tsps Honey
  • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • ⅓ cup Basil Pesto
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce for bulk cooking. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Combine the broccoli florets, quartered peppers, and sliced onion in a bowl. Peel and medium dice the orange.

Prepare & marinate the cucumbers:
2 Prepare & marinate the cucumbers:

Thinly slice the cucumbers into rounds. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the shallot. In a bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, sliced shallot, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Roast the vegetables:
3 Roast the vegetables:

Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Place the prepared broccoli, peppers, and onion on the foil. Drizzle with  1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Cook & slice the steaks:
4 Cook & slice the steaks:

Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and  pepper on all sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks. Cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes  for medium-rare, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of  doneness.* Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. Wipe out the pan. Once rested, find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the steaks; slice crosswise against the grain.

* An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

Cook the shrimp:
5 Cook the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. In the same pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Make the Creamy Cilantro Sauce:
6 Make the Creamy Cilantro Sauce:

Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. Combine the chopped pepper, sour cream, cilantro sauce, and  2 teaspoons of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Calabrian Chile Dressing:
7 Make the Calabrian Chile Dressing:

Combine the chile paste, mayonnaise, and 2 teaspoons of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Spicy Soy Sauce:
8 Make the Spicy Soy Sauce:

Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the sauce to be.

Make the Creamy Caper Pesto:
9 Make the Creamy Caper Pesto:

Roughly chop the capers. Combine the chopped capers, basil pesto, and crème fraîche. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Assemble & Store the Seared Steak & Vegetables:
10 Assemble & Store the Seared Steak & Vegetables:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1 sliced steak

• 1/4 roasted vegetables

Transfer the creamy caper pesto to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Steak Lettuce Cups:
11 Assemble & Store the Steak Lettuce Cups:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1 sliced steak

• 1/4 marinated cucumbers 

Transfer the creamy cilantro sauce to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Shrimp & Orange Salad:
12 Assemble & Store the Shrimp & Orange Salad:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 cooked shrimp 

• 1/4 marinated cucumbers 

• 1/2 diced orange 

Transfer the Calabrian chile dressing to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Asian-Style Shrimp:
13 Assemble & Store the Asian-Style Shrimp:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 cooked shrimp 

• 1/4 roasted vegetables

Transfer the spicy soy sauce to 2 small containers.

Finish & Serve the Seared Steak & Vegetables:
14 Finish & Serve the Seared Steak & Vegetables:

Heat the finished steak and vegetables in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy caper pesto and almonds.

Finish & Serve the Steak Lettuce Cups:
15 Finish & Serve the Steak Lettuce Cups:

Roughly chop the peanuts. Wash and dry the lettuce; cut off and discard the root end, then separate the leaves. For each serving, evenly divide the finished steak and cucumbers, creamy cilantro sauce, pickled peppers, and chopped peanuts among half the lettuce leaves (using 2 lettuce leaves per cup).

Finish & Serve the Shrimp & Orange Salad:
16 Finish & Serve the Shrimp & Orange Salad:

Roughly chop the pistachios. Wash and dry the spinach. Combine the finished shrimp, cucumbers, and orange with the spinach and Calabrian chile dressing. Toss to coat. Garnish each serving with the chopped pistachios.

Finish & Serve the Asian-Style Shrimp:
17 Finish & Serve the Asian-Style Shrimp:

Heat the finished shrimp and vegetables in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the spicy soy sauce, sesame seeds, and half the togarashi (you will have extra).

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Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce for bulk cooking. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Combine the broccoli florets, quartered peppers, and sliced onion in a bowl. Peel and medium dice the orange.

2 Prepare & marinate the cucumbers:

Thinly slice the cucumbers into rounds. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the shallot. In a bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, sliced shallot, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Prepare & marinate the cucumbers:
Roast the vegetables:
3 Roast the vegetables:

Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Place the prepared broccoli, peppers, and onion on the foil. Drizzle with  1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

4 Cook & slice the steaks:

Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and  pepper on all sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks. Cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes  for medium-rare, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of  doneness.* Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. Wipe out the pan. Once rested, find the lines of muscle (or grain) on the steaks; slice crosswise against the grain.

* An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

Cook & slice the steaks:
Cook the shrimp:
5 Cook the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. In the same pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

6 Make the Creamy Cilantro Sauce:

Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. Combine the chopped pepper, sour cream, cilantro sauce, and  2 teaspoons of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the Creamy Cilantro Sauce:
Make the Calabrian Chile Dressing:
7 Make the Calabrian Chile Dressing:

Combine the chile paste, mayonnaise, and 2 teaspoons of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

8 Make the Spicy Soy Sauce:

Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the sauce to be.

Make the Spicy Soy Sauce:
Make the Creamy Caper Pesto:
9 Make the Creamy Caper Pesto:

Roughly chop the capers. Combine the chopped capers, basil pesto, and crème fraîche. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

10 Assemble & Store the Seared Steak & Vegetables:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1 sliced steak

• 1/4 roasted vegetables

Transfer the creamy caper pesto to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Seared Steak & Vegetables:
Assemble & Store the Steak Lettuce Cups:
11 Assemble & Store the Steak Lettuce Cups:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1 sliced steak

• 1/4 marinated cucumbers 

Transfer the creamy cilantro sauce to 2 small containers.

12 Assemble & Store the Shrimp & Orange Salad:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 cooked shrimp 

• 1/4 marinated cucumbers 

• 1/2 diced orange 

Transfer the Calabrian chile dressing to 2 small containers.

Assemble & Store the Shrimp & Orange Salad:
Assemble & Store the Asian-Style Shrimp:
13 Assemble & Store the Asian-Style Shrimp:

Makes 2 servings:

For each serving, in a large container combine: 

• 1/4 cooked shrimp 

• 1/4 roasted vegetables

Transfer the spicy soy sauce to 2 small containers.

14 Finish & Serve the Seared Steak & Vegetables:

Heat the finished steak and vegetables in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the creamy caper pesto and almonds.

Finish & Serve the Seared Steak & Vegetables:
Finish & Serve the Steak Lettuce Cups:
15 Finish & Serve the Steak Lettuce Cups:

Roughly chop the peanuts. Wash and dry the lettuce; cut off and discard the root end, then separate the leaves. For each serving, evenly divide the finished steak and cucumbers, creamy cilantro sauce, pickled peppers, and chopped peanuts among half the lettuce leaves (using 2 lettuce leaves per cup).

16 Finish & Serve the Shrimp & Orange Salad:

Roughly chop the pistachios. Wash and dry the spinach. Combine the finished shrimp, cucumbers, and orange with the spinach and Calabrian chile dressing. Toss to coat. Garnish each serving with the chopped pistachios.

Finish & Serve the Shrimp & Orange Salad:
Finish & Serve the Asian-Style Shrimp:
17 Finish & Serve the Asian-Style Shrimp:

Heat the finished shrimp and vegetables in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish each serving with the spicy soy sauce, sesame seeds, and half the togarashi (you will have extra).