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Solo: Tahini Steak

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Solo: Tahini Steak

Sirloin steak strips slathered in a scrumptious home-made Tahini dressing accompanied by dukkah crusted butternut and a salad made from peppery rocket, dried cranberries, flaked almonds, red onions and lemon dressing.




Ingredients to serve 1

  • 1 x sirloin steak
  • 125g x butternut - cut into small pieces (1cm)
  • ½ tbsp x dukkah
  • ⅛ tsp x chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp x tahini base
  • 1 tbsp x olive oil for tahini dressing
  • ¼ clove x garlic - crush, peel and chop finely
  • 20g x rocket leaves
  • ¼ x red onion - peel and slice finely
  • ½ tbsp x dried cranberries
  • ½ tbsp x flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp x olive oil for salad dressing
  • ½ tsp x lemon - juice
  • 3g x fresh mint - chop coarsely

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Put the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl: dukkah, chilli flakes, salt and a few glugs of olive oil. Mix well. Now add the butternut and toss until well covered with the dukkah mixture. Lay the crusted butternut chunks on a greased baking tray. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Put a dry griddle/frying pan on high heat. On a chopping board rub both sides of the steak with salt, pepper and olive oil. Place steak in hot pan and sear for 2 to 3 minutes either side for a medium steak, turning only once (using tongs/spoons). Adjust time to suit your preference (up to 7 minutes per side for a medium steak). When done, remove and set aside on a plate covered with tin foil to rest for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Toss the salad ingredients in a salad bowl: rocket, red onion slices, dried cranberries, almonds. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil (see Rocket Salad ingredients for quantity above) and pour over the salad.

Step 5

Whisk tahini base with olive oil (see Tahini Dressing ingredients for quantity above), garlic and a little salt.

Step 6

Using a very sharp knife, slice the steak against the grain: this means cutting across (and not parallel to) the long parallel muscle fibres in the meat creating short fibres and delivering tender slices of meat.

Step 7

To serve, divide the steak slices, salad and butternut chunks on the plate. Drizzle the steak with tahini dressing.



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