Many families are trying to find ways to cut some corners and save some money, especially in the kitchen. Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson says that one easy way to cut back on cooking costs without sacrificing flavor is to go to your butcher with a budget.
Lawson, author of the new "Nigella Express" cookbook, showed ABC News' Jeremy Hubbard how to substitute pricey meats with less expensive cuts without sacrificing any of the flavor. Click here to see her appearance on "GMA Now."
Please find Lawson's recipe for the flash-fried steak she made on "GMA Now" below:
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
Most of 1 clove garlic, crushed
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 14-oz cans white beans
1 sprig fresh rosemary, optional
Salt and pepper to taste
4 thin-cut sirloin or entrecote steaks, about 5 oz. each
1) First get on with the beans: Put the 1/4 cup of olive oil in a saucepan, mince in the garlic, add the lemon zest, and warm through.
2) Drain the beans and rinse under a tap to get rid of the gloop, then add to the pan and warm through, stirring and squishing with a wide, flat spoon so that the beans go into a nubbly mush. Add the rosemary sprig, if using, and season to taste; some beans come saltier than others.
3) Meanwhile, heat a teaspoon of oil in a large skillet and cook the steaks on high for 1 1/2 minutes a side. Remove to warmed plates, sprinkling some salt and pepper, to taste, over them as you do so.
4) Squeeze the lemon juice into the hot pan and let it bubble up with the meaty oil, then pour over the steaks. Serve immediately with the mash.