Recipe

Seared Steak, Lentil and Blue Cheese

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Seared Steak, Lentil and Blue Cheese

Inspired by the delicious lentil producing village town in Umbria, Italy. We bring you our lentil, oven-dried tomato and blue cheese salad with a simple but flavor paired wonder cut of sirloin steak brought together with a taste-enhancing ground coriander dressing.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 2 x Sirloin Steaks
  • 200g x Cherry Tomatoes - halved
  • 1 tin x Lentils - drained and rinsed
  • 1 x Red Onion - thinly sliced
  • 5g x Italian Flat Leaf Parsley - chopped
  • 5g x Fennel - chopped
  • 40g x Blue Cheese
  • 30ml x Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp x Ground Coriander
  • 20g x Butter (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 4 x Sirloin Steaks
  • 400g x Cherry Tomatoes - halved
  • 2 tins x Lentils - drained and rinsed
  • 2 x Red Onion - thinly sliced
  • 10g x Italian Flat Leaf Parsley - chopped
  • 10g x Fennel - chopped
  • 80g x Blue Cheese
  • 60ml x Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsps x Ground Coriander
  • 40g x Butter (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Method

Before You Begin

Prepare your ingredients & cooking utensils: Use a chopping board and lay all the ingredients out. Take out any “Pantry Items”. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

Washing Instruction

Wash your hands and cherry tomatoes well. Rinse your Italian flat-leaf parsley and fennel thoroughly and drain on paper towel.

Gino's Tip

Dairy cows and beef cows are farmed differently. Usually, beef cows are raised for meat until they're one or two years old. Meanwhile, dairy cows will be farmed for much longer while they continue to provide enough milk. However, once a dairy cow stops milking the meat is rarely eaten but their meat can still be amazingly rich and succulent.

Step 1 - Roast Cherry Tomatoes and Lentil and Herb Salad

Toss your quartered cherry tomatoes in a large mixing bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place onto an oven tray, skin side down, and roast for 12-16 minutes until your tomatoes are slightly oven-dried. In the meanwhile, give your large mixing bowl a quick clean and mix your drained lentils, sliced red onion, and chopped herbs in it. Season with salt and pepper and crumble over your blue cheese.

Step 2 - Seared Steak and Red Wine Dressing

Rub your sirloin steaks with your coriander, salt, and pepper. Heat a large frying pan over med-high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and once your pan is hot, fry your steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side or cook to your desired doneness. Add butter to the pan, allow it to froth before removing your pan from the heat. Lastly whisk your red wine vinegar along with double the amount of olive oil in a small mixing bowl, taste and season only if need be.

To Serve

Dress your lentil and herb salad with your red wine dressing and divide this amongst your servings, top with your roast cherry tomatoes and your seared steak and butter.