Sliced Steak & Spaghetti with Pepper Sauce

Sliced Steak & Spaghetti with Pepper Sauce
  • 4Servings


  • 2 boneless ribeye steaks, 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, or strip steaks, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 cubanelle peppers, mild frying peppers or small bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 red finger chiles and/or red or green jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 fat tbsp. sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red or white wine
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • Grated pecorino, plus shaved pecorino for serving
  • A fat handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • A few handfuls baby kale or arugula
  • 1 lemon, halved


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees .

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the spaghetti.

Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Coat the steaks with a fat drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle with the rosemary and a third of the garlic; season with kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Add the steaks to the skillet and cook until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Using tongs, tilt the steaks to brown the edges. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers of the steaks registers 135 degrees , 10 to 12 minutes. Let rest on a carving board.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil, two turns of the pan, over medium-high. Add the peppers, chiles, onion, oregano and the remaining garlic; season. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until dark red, about 1 minute. Add the wine; cook, stirring constantly, until evaporated, about 1 minute. Add the stock to the sauce; simmer, stirring often, until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.

Salt the boiling water, add the spaghetti and cook to al dente. Add half a mug of the starchy cooking water to the sauce. Drain the spaghetti. Add the spaghetti, grated cheese and parsley to the sauce; toss to coat. Drizzle with EVOO.

Slice the steaks 1/4 inch thick, divide among 4 plates and top with some greens and the shaved cheese; douse with the juice of the halved lemon. Serve the spaghetti alongside the sliced steak or in separate small, shallow bowls.