Curried Beef over Bow Tie Pasta

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“I think this was originally from prevention magazine. They put out a great cook book with wonderful pasta recipes. I know I changed this around a bit, but it was a wonderful cookbook and this is one of my favorite recipes. Now for the beef, I normally use flank steak, but skirt steak is also a good option for an inexpensive but very flavorful steak. The steak and sauce cooks up in just minutes which makes for a great mid-week meal. If you can, marinade the steak during the day for even more flavor.”

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  1. Steak -- Mix the olive oil, curry powder, cumin and garlic and rub over both sides of the steak. Let it marinade, 30 minutes up to 8 hours. Skirt steak I don't let go over 4 hours, but flank steak you could marinade all day. Before you cook the steak, don't forget to take it out of the refrigerator to let it come to room temperature.
  2. Yogurt -- Mix the yogurt with the curry, cumin and red pepper and set to the side.
  3. Grill -- I like to use a grill pan or outdoor grill, but you can use whatever method you like best. I prefer to cook mine medium rare, but cook it to the "doneness" you like. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to let it rest 10 minutes before it is sliced.
  4. Pasta -- As the steaking is cooking, start the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well, drizzle with just a bit of olive oil so it doesn't stick, cover and set off the heat to the side as you finish the sauce. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
  5. Vegetables -- As the pasta cooks, add the broth to a large sauce pan and add the cauliflower, and cook until tender but crisp, 4-5 minutes on medium to medium high heat (a light boil). Then add in the snow peas, onion, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Finish -- Add the vegetables and broth to the drained pasta, along with the shallots and mix well. Add the yogurt mix and cilantro. Check for any additional seasoning, salt, pepper or red pepper. If you like the sauce "wetter" or more "creamy" add a little of the reserved pasta water.
  7. Serve -- I like to top with the sliced steak but you can also toss it with the salad if you want - Your choice. I like family style. A nice fresh green or fruit salad is perfect. ENJOY!

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