Whole30 Herby Coulotte, Sweet Frites & Spring Salad
Recipe Creation in Partnership with Cook by Color
"Watch our family fridge forage a beautiful meal using Country Natural Beef, random produce, and some sweet potatoes to make a gorgeous Herby Coulotte Steak, Sweet Frites, and Spring Salad with all hands-on deck"
- Stephany from Cook by Color
Summer is all about chill, easy, stress free magic for mealtime and having a freezer stocked full of Country Natural Beef helps make it possible! Gas up the grill, use what you have in the fridge, involve the whole crew, fuel your bodies and enjoy the colorful life every day, in all the ways! Shout out to Cook by Color for being our guide to living colorful ✨ and the art of fridge foraging.
Once you have the Country Natural Beef cut of the day defrosted, you'll be surprised at what you can build using what you have, and what you need to use.
The beauty here is you can (and should) modify this easily and effortlessly. Check out the sad endives and sugar snap peas that are incorporated in this recipe! Have some carrots and cabbage on hand? Feel free to use them too.
Though this combination is absolutely delicious, you can use easily substitute different herbs in the marinade, russet potatoes in place of the sweet potatoes (or even rice!), a salad made with lettuce instead of the veggies pictured.
Meat Marinade Ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ tsp coriander*
½ tsp peppercorns, cracked*
3 tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (we used rosemary & thyme)**
2 tbsp dijon mustard (check labels for Whole30)
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
kosher salt to taste
*feel free to use whole peppercorns and whole coriander seeds. Simply toast them in a dry skillet until fragrant. then crush with a mortar/pestle and add to the marinade.
**feel free to substitute for the fresh herbs you have such as oregano, cilantro, parsley, chives.
Spring Salad Ingredients
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp balsamic vineagar
2-3 Belgian endives, roughly chopped
10 sugar snap peas, ends removed
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
5-6 Persian cucumbers, roughly chopped
1-2 small avocados, roughly chopped
kosher salt and pepper to taste
Sweet Frites Ingredients
1 1/2 - 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into even wedges
2-3 tbsp avocado oil
Ketchup or mayo for serving (check labels for Whole30)
Kosher slat and pepper to taste
Step 1 - Coulotte Steak Marinade
Once the meat is defrosted you can begin marinating - it's great to get a couple hours of marinating if possible
Before marinating, score the fat cap layer in a diagonal in two directions, creating little diamonds across the top
Salt and pepper the steak generously all over, directly
Coat the steak in marinade all over, including brushing between the scored fat
Cover it and return it to the fridge
Step 2 - Sweet Potatoes
Wash and cut the sweet potatoes into wedges
Place them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge for anywhere between 30 minutes and overnight (this will remove the starch and ensure a crispier end product)
Thoroughly pat dry before tossing the sweet potatoes in oil, and adding salt and pepper to taste
If you have an air fryer, cook these at 400 degrees for 10-14 minutes, flipping halfway
You can also cook these in a preheated 425 degree oven, spaced out in a single layer on a parchment paper lined backing sheet - cook for 15 minutes, slip and cook for another 5-10 minutes
Step 3 - Spring Salad
You can remove and chop all the Spring Salad components (except for the avocado) in advance
Add the avocado, and dress with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper right before serving
Step 4 - Grilling The Steak
Remove the meat from the fridge to come towards room temperature
Preheat the frill to high heat with the lid closed
Pat the excess marinade off the meat, and sear it on both sides over high, direct heat until a crust forms
Then shift to medium, indirect heat - to do this on a three burner grill, simply adjust the outside burners to medium heat, and turn the center burner off, placing the steak in the center to finish cooking slowly
Cook until the internal temperature is 130-135 for medium rare
Remove the meat to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving
Recipe by Cook by Color