Rosemary Strip Steak, Tomato Salad

Rosemary Strip Steak, Tomato Salad

A deliciously light summer meal which is very quick and simple to prepare.

Sirloin steak is grilled and basted with fresh rosemary and is served with a refreshing tomato and celery salad.

Rosemary Strip Steak, Tomato Salad
Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Steak: 4 Sirloin Steaks (Around 8oz Each), 1 Garlic Clove (Crushed), 35ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Large Bunch Fresh Rosemary, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper

For the Salad: 300g Mixed Cherry/Baby Tomatoes (Halved), 3 Celery Hearts (Finely Sliced), 1 Red Onion (Very Finely Sliced), Small Handful Fresh Basil (Chopped), Zest 1 Lemon, 1 Green Chilli (Finely Chopped), 25ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2tbsp Sherry Vinegar, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper

Method:

1) For the steak, place a large griddle pan over a high heat. Combine the olive oil with the crushed garlic in a small bowl. Tie around half of the rosemary stalks together at the stalk end to act as a baster. Season the steaks well with sea salt and black pepper. Sear the steaks for around 2 minutes each side to achieve a good crust. Lay the rosemary which does not form the baster on the grill and place the steaks on top – continue to cook until done to your liking. Whilst cooking, dip the rosemary baster in the olive oil mixture and baste the steaks frequently. Allow the steaks to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

2) Meanwhile, prepare the tomato salad by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl and seasoning to taste with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

3) Slice the steaks and serve with the tomato salad. Also great served with homemade garlic bread.

Enjoy!

Veal Sirloin, Short Rib Polenta

Veal Sirloin, Short Rib Polenta

This recipe is a great way of using up leftover short ribs. Seared veal sirloin steak is served with creamy polenta mixed with braised short rib and a caper and herb sauce.

I used leftover short rib from my Beef Fillet and Short Rib.

Veal Sirloin, Short Rib Polenta
Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Veal: 4 Veal Sirloin Steaks, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, 2tbsp Unsalted Butter, 2tbsp Groundnut Oil

For the Polenta: 100-200g Leftover Short Ribs (Shredded), 150g Coarse Cornmeal, 150ml Whole Milk, 600ml Water, 50g Unsalted Butter, 1tsp Sea Salt, 2tsp Cracked Black Pepper, 2tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves

For the Caper Sauce: 2tbsp Small Capers, 4tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Small Handful Chopped Basil, Parsley, Oregano and Chives, 1/2 Garlic Clove (Finely Chopped), 1/4tsp Sea Salt

Method:

1) First make the polenta. Place the milk and water in a heavy based saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the cornmeal whilst whisking and continue to stir until it begins to thicken. Turn the heat down and cook for a further 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the polenta is cooked. When cooked, stir in the butter, short rib and thyme and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Keep warm until ready to serve.

2) Meanwhile, season the veal sirloin steaks and sear in the groundnut oil in a smoking hot pan for around 3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Just before they are ready, add the butter and baste the steaks well. Remove the steaks from the pan and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

3) Whilst the steaks are resting, prepare the sauce by combing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.

4) Serve the steaks with the polenta and a good amount of caper sauce.

Steak Frites

Steak Frites

The epitome of French brasserie food – Steak Frites is a firm favourite for a weekday supper.

Sirloin steak which has been dry aged, on the bone for 35 days by my butcher is served with double cooked fries and garlic and black pepper butter.

A quicker version of my perfect fries makes this an ideal weekday meal. The butter can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer for when needed.

Steak Frites
Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Steak and Butter: 4 Sirloin Steaks (Preferably Rib End, Well Trimmed), Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, 10ml Rapeseed Oil, 60g Unsalted Butter, 1 Garlic Clove (Finely Chopped), 1tsp Sea Salt, 3tsp Cracked Black Pepper

For the Fries: 8 Large Maris Piper Potatoes (Peeled and Chipped and Stored in Water), Sea Salt

Method:

1) Prepare the butter by allowing the butter to come to room temperature and placing in a small bowl. Add the garlic, 1tsp sea salt and 3tsp cracked black pepper and mix well to combine. Transfer to some cling film and roll tightly into a sausage, winding both ends to compress. Transfer to the freezer until ready to serve.

2) Pre heat a fryer filled with vegetable oil to 160c. Drain and dry the chips from the water and fry in batches for 4-5 minutes until just starting to turn colour. Remove from the fryer and drain, storing on a large flat baking tray until ready for the final fry.

3) Turn the fryer up to 190c. Fry the fries again, in batches, for around 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove, drain on some kitchen towel and season with sea salt. Keep warm until ready to serve.

4) Meanwhile, place a large frying pan over a high heat and add the rapeseed oil. Season each steak liberally with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Fry for around 3-4 minutes each side until cooked to your liking – this will depend entirely on thickness. Set aside and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

5) Serve the steaks with a slice of the garlic and black pepper butter and a good amount of fries.

Enjoy!

Cambodian Beef with Yellow Rice

Cambodian Beef with Yellow Rice

A superb summer supper – sirloin steak is marinated in super spicy blend of chilli, lime and soy sauce and accompanied by turmeric rice infused with lemongrass.

This would be great cooked on the bbq but works equally as well in a super hot wok.

Cambodian Beef with Yellow Rice
Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Beef: 4 Sirloin Steaks (Trimmed and Cut into Strips), 1 Birds Eye Chilli, 2 Garlic Cloves, 1″ Fresh Ginger (Peeled), Juice and Zest 1 Lime, 1tsp Palm Sugar, 1tbsp Light Soy Sauce, 1tbsp Dark Soy Sauce, 1tbsp Tomato Ketchup, 2tsp Ground Black Pepper

For the Rice: 350g Long Grain Rice, 1 Tin Light Coconut Milk, 275ml Water, 1tsp Turmeric Powder, 4 Lemongrass Stalks (Bruised), 1″ Ginger (Peeled and Finely Sliced), 1tsp Salt

Method:

1) Combine all of the ingredients for the beef (excluding the steak) in a spice blender and process until smooth. Combine the marinade with the sliced beef and allow to marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

2) Make the rice by placing the rice in a medium saucepan with the coconut milk, water, turmeric, lemongrass, ginger and salt. Bring to the boil and stir. Cover and cook over a low heat for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat, place a thin tea-towel over the pan and cover with the lid and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

3) Meanwhile cook the steak in a little vegetable oil in a large wok over a high heat for around 2 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

4) Remove the lid and towel from the rice and fluff well with a fork. Serve with the beef and a little extra lime zest.

Enjoy!