Sirloin steaks with a rocket salad

    16 minutes

    Here's my idea of the perfect steak. Take a nice cut of some quality beef and pair it with a salad that is simple, yet more exciting than the traditional iceberg lettuce-dominated affair.

    Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 220-250g sirloin steaks, preferably from a high quality supplier like King Island
    • 120g rocket leaves, washed and dried
    • 2 red onions, finely sliced
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into thin wedges and seasoned with a little sea salt
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 150g sliced and pitted olives, rinsed and drained
    • 50g capers, rinsed and drained
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to rub into the steaks
    • 1 tbs freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tbs sea salt
    • 4 tiny knobs of butter, softened

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. A few hours before cooking (i.e. in the morning or the day before), combine 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil with the crushed garlic. Season with a pinch each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, cover with cling film and store in the fridge.
    2. Remove steaks from fridge a hour before cooking. Rub a little olive oil into the surface of each steak, along with a little sea salt. Pre-heat pan over a medium-high flame for a good five to ten minutes. Fry the steaks for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes a side. When you turn them over, plonk a knob of butter on each one. When steaks are cooked, remove them from the pan and immediately season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sit for five to ten minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, prepare the salad. In a bowl, combine the rocket leaves, red onions, tomatoes, olives and capers. Place a portion of the salad next to each steak. Drizzle a little the garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil over both the steak and the salad.

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    I love a good salad and could eat one everyone day. This was a salad that not only I liked but my hubs and teenage sons also liked.  -  13 May 2013