Thursday: Steak with Swiss chard and garlic bread
• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 1 pound skirt steak, patted dry and cut into 4 pieces
• Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 1 large bunch Swiss chard (1 1/2 pounds), stems cut into 1/2-inch pieces, leaves torn into bite-size pieces and rinsed (with some water still clinging)
• 1 baguette, split lengthwise
1. Heat broiler, with rack in middle position. In a small saucepan, heat oil and garlic over medium-high until oil bubbles at edges. Add 1 teaspoon garlic oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper and cook, in batches if necessary, until well browned and medium-rare, about 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest while preparing vegetables.
2. Return skillet to medium heat and add garlic slices and 2 teaspoons garlic oil. Add chard stems and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add leaves and season with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook until leaves are wilted, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, brush bread with remaining garlic oil, season with salt and pepper, and broil until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. To serve, thinly slice steak against the grain and serve with chard and garlic bread.
Nutritional information per serving: 537 calories, 28 grams fat (7 grams saturated fat), 31 grams protein, 40 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber and 47 percent of calories from fat.