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Top Sirloin Filets with Spinach-Lemon Pesto Pasta
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Top Sirloin Filets with Spinach-Lemon Pesto Pasta
Yield: Makes 12 shared servings
Smoky Lemon Rub: 
Combine rub ingredients in large bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

                                             Yield: about 3/4 cup
Grated fresh lemon peel 1/2 ounce
Minced garlic1/2 tablespoon
Smoked paprika1/2 tablespoon
Pepper1/2 tablespoon
Beef top sirloin thick-cut filets, cut 1-3/4 to 2 inches thick (about 8 ounces each)12 each
Place spinach, cheese, almonds, lemon juice, peel and garlic in food processor container. Cover; process until coarse paste forms. With motor running, slowly add water and oil, processing until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

                                                       Yield: 5 cups
Fresh baby spinach, packed12 ounces
Grated Parmesan cheese2 cups
Toasted sliced almonds 1-1/2 cups
Fresh lemon juice6 tablespoons
Grated fresh lemon peel1 ounce
Garlic cloves6 cloves
Water1 cup
Olive oil3/4 cup
Per Order: 
Press about 1-1/2 teaspoons on each beef filet. Heat heavy, ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add filet and brown on both sides. Roast in 350°F oven to medium rare to medium doneness.

Remove filet from oven when internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer filet to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)

Meanwhile, reheat 2 cups pasta in boiling water; drain. Combine pasta with 1/2 cup tomatoes, 6 generous tablespoons Pesto, tossing to combine. Place on serving plate.

Arrange filet on serving plate, as desired. Season filet and pasta mixture with salt and pepper, as desired. Garnish with additional cheese and almonds, if desired. Serve filet and pasta salad tableside for sharing.
Uncooked farfalle pasta, cooked1-1/2 pounds
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half2 pounds
Salt and pepperAs needed
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)As needed
Toasted sliced almonds (optional)As needed

Nutrition information per serving: 793 calories; 34 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 18 g monounsaturated fat); 151 mg cholesterol; 366 mg sodium; 53 g carbohydrate; 6.0 g fiber; 69 g protein; 26.0 mg niacin; 1.2 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 7.0 mg iron; 63.9 mcg selenium; 11.4 mg zinc; 212.1 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
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