Hanger Steak with Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Makes 4 servings

Happy New Year! Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and look to 2021 with hope in our hearts. This super easy dinner feels super celebratory as if you were at a luxurious steak house with white table cloths and the hustle and bustle of the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Pop open a bottle of Champagne with your loved ones and enjoy your evening awaiting what’s new and fresh!


1 ½ pounds Dutch baby gold potatoes

2 (1 -pound) hanger steak, halved lengthwise along the fat layer

2 teaspoons sea salt, divided

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

1 pound asparagus, trimmed

½ cup unsalted grass-fed butter

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

2 teaspoons champagne vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a medium saucepan add potatoes and just cover it with water over medium high heat. Add about 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt to the water. Bring to a boil, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 8 minutes more or until potatoes are tender.


Meanwhile, sprinkle the four portions of the hanger steak with 1 teaspoon salt, paprika and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Place a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and spray with avocado oil. Sear steaks about 4 minutes per side or until a crust forms.


While steak is cooking, place asparagus on prepared pan, spray with avocado oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.


Removes steak from pan and let rest for about 8 minutes.


In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon butter, parsley, tarragon, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon salt until combined.


Drain potatoes, and set aside. Place pan back on the stove over medium low heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add potatoes and using mash potato masher or a large fork, smash the potatoes. Add cream, 2 more tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir until combined and butter is melted.