6 Minute Meal & Deal: Urban Farmer's Flatiron Steak

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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6 Minute Meal & Deal: Urban Farmer's Flatiron Steak during Action News Mornings on August 8, 2018.

The Meal: Urban Farmer Executive Chef Seth Pettit's Tomato/Cucumber Salad with Whipped Ricotta & Seared Steak

Serves: 2


2 ea. Large Heirloom Tomato, cut into bite-size pieces

Chef Tip: This can be rustic chunks

2 ea. Kirby Cucumber, cut into bite-size pieces

2 ea. Shallot, sliced thin

Chef Tip: You can substitute raw red onion if you either don't like or don't have shallots

Chef Tip: If you want a little roughage, you can add any kind of lettuce to your salad.

1 sprig of Basil, torn

1 sprig of Dill, torn

1 sprig of Mint, torn

Chef Tip: You can add and/or omit herbs to your liking

4oz Ricotta, whipped

Chef Tip: For a more salty taste, cut in a little Feta with the ricotta

2oz aged red wine vinegar

2oz extra virgin olive oil

8-10oz Skirt or Flank steak

Chef Tip: The thinner the steak, the faster it will cook.

Salt & Pepper



1 clove raw garlic


Assemble salad by combining cut tomato, cucumber & shallot in a bowl

Season with salt, vinegar and oil

let sit.

Chef TIp: If you have the time, make the salad about 20m ahead of time so it will stew in its own juices, creating a vinaigrette

Season steak with salt and black pepper

Sear on medium high heat with a little oil, approx.. 3 minutes/side

Chef Tip: Press down on steak in pan to get a good sear but otherwise leave it alone and let it do its thing.

Add a pat of butter, a sprig of thyme and a clove of smashed garlic to the steak pan and spoon the juices onto the steak

Chef Tip: This will add extra flavor + speed your cooking time

Remove steak from pan and let rest while finishing salad and preparing your plate

Chef Tip: This is for a medium rare steak. If you like it more well-done, it will take longer.

Toss herbs into salad bowl and check seasoning.

To plate, spread ricotta on plate with back of spoon to create a swoosh, place tossed salad and sliced steak next to each other.

Chef Tip: This is a chuck steak so more flavorful but also tougher. Cut against the grain to tenderize


The Deal: Urban Farmer is offering our viewers a free dessert with the purchase of an entree through Wednesday, August 15th. Be sure to tell your server you saw this feature on 6abc.

Urban Farmer at The Logan Philadelphia

1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 963-2788




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