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Friday, 1 September 2017

Peppered beef steak ... seared

Can you believe that we are now in September - the year is certainly flying by so quickly. I know some readers love steak and others are not so keen ... but I always think it's nice to try and give a wide selection of recipes so we can each pick and choose which ones we prefer. I always like trying out new ideas but seem to have a core of favourites that I return to quite often. This one is to be enjoyed every once in a while, and I think goes nicely with some lower carb roasted vegetables and peppery rocket (arugula) salad ... keeps the meal quite low carb!

Serves Four
1-2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp. capers
6 small gherkins, pickled in sweet vinegar
4 anchovies
80g pack parsley, leaves only
1 lemon, zest and a little juice
90ml olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing
4 peppered steaks
rocket salad, new potatoes or roasted veg, to serve

1. First, make the salsa Verde. Combine the garlic, capers, gherkins, anchovies, parsley, lemon zest and 90ml of the oil and mix to make a chunky sauce (either in a food processor or by chopping everything finely by hand). Squeeze in some lemon juice to taste.
2. Heat a pan until searingly hot, brush the steaks with a little oil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes on the first side, and 1 minute on the second. Remove from the pan and leave to rest for a minute, then season.
3. Serve with a dollop of salsa Verde, plus some rocket salad, (boiled new potatoes?) and roasted veg.

I love roasted lower carb vegetables and rocket with this ... what about you?

From an original recipe idea

image from here

As regular readers know, we bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...where does the time go?

only slightly confused said...

Looks good.

Catarina said...

I love this kind of steak! Preferably if it is prepared by someone else .

Have an excellent weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds yummy. And yes, time flies! Hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy September. Time does fly! The steak look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Ygraine said...

Wow...this looks SO delicious. I can't wait to try!

Have a Great Weekend! :))

Candy S said...

Happy Friday! I love pepper steak. This recipe sounds great. We have an abundance of peppers and other fresh veggies from my sons garden that will work well with this recipe.

Have a great weekend,

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy September! I hope it's a wonderful month ahead. Thanks for another great recipe!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Sounds yummy! WHat time is dinner? Happy September to you!

Misty said...


Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that really looks good.

RO said...

This looks so simple to make and very yummy! I agree. Can't believe September is here already! Happy Friday to you! Hugs...RO

Elephant's Child said...

My partner would love it (except for the hairy fish in the salsa verde).

Jan said...

The year has flown by but my favorite two seasons are coming up...autumn and winter and this meal would make great comfort food !!!

Hugs 🍁

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

Linda said...

I love your September image, and the steak looks amazing!

William Kendall said...


Phil Slade said...

We rearely buy steak now. So often it is disappointing, lacking flavour and tenderness, even supposed 21 or 28 day. Enjoy your evening meal guys - whatever it is. Lamb chops for us today.

Magic Love Crow said...

So yummy! Happy September!

Lisa said...

Can't remember the last time I had a piece of steak, it's got to be cooked just right otherwise it's like old leather and I don't trust my cooking skills!
Lisa x