Spice-Rubbed Steak With Carrots and Couscous

READY IN: 45mins




  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl and season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Trim any side fat from the steaks and rub the spice mixture all over them. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.
  • Heat a heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium-high heat and brush with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Sear the steaks until beginning to char on the outside and still pink inside, 4-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Add the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and scraping up any brown bits, until slightly softened, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the couscous, lemon juice, and lemon peel and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat, cover tightly, and let steam until tender, 5-6 minutes.
  • To serve, fluff the couscous mixture with a fork and divide in the center of 3 plates. Slice the steaks across the grain into very thin strips and mound on top of the couscous. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter cilantro leaves on top. Serve right away.