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    Italian-style steak & sweet pepper salad

    Hearty and satisfying, this warm salad is perfect for an evening in. Serve with a glass of full-bodied red.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes

    Serves: 2


    300g baby new potatoes
    250g British beef rump steak, trimmed of excess fat
    3 tbsp olive oil
    1 lemon, pared zest
    2 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed
    3 large rosemary sprigs
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    90g pack wild rocket
    12-16 Peppadew Mild Whole Sweet Piquanté Peppers
    25g shaved parmigiano reggiano


    1. Put the potatoes in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, heat a large heavy-based frying pan over a medium-high heat. Brush the steak all over with a little oil, season and fry for 2-2½ minutes (depending on its thickness) on each side, ensuring the surface of the meat is fully cooked. Lift out of the pan and set aside to rest.

    2. Take the pan off the heat and cool for a minute, then add the remaining oil, lemon zest, garlic cloves, rosemary and balsamic; allow to warm through and infuse in the residual pan heat for about 3-4 minutes.

    3. Divide the rocket and peppers between two plates, then slice the steak and potatoes and add to the plates. Discard the aromatics from the frying pan and drizzle the dressing over the salad. Serve scattered with the parmesan shavings. 

    Cook’s tip

    Leftover sweet peppers are great piled into burgers, on top of bruschetta with soft cheese such as ricotta, or stirred through summery pasta salads.

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    This recipe appeared within the July 2019 recipe card collection.
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