Griddled Beef with Crispy Broccoli and Chick Peas

Time to prepare: 
30 minutes
Cooking time: 
For fillet steakRare: 3-4 minutes on each sideMedium: 4-5 minutes on each sideWell: 6-7 minutes on each side

Pan -fried fillet or flat iron steaks pan fried and served with roasted broccoli `steaks' roasted with a drizzle of oil, garlic, ground cumin, lemon and chick peas.then finished with a light chilli dressing.

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  • 2 x 150g/5oz fillet steaks or 2 x 175g/6oz lean flat iron steaks
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Crispy Broccoli:
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 10ml/2tsp ground cumin
  • 30ml/2tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Juice of ½ small lemon
  • 1 x 400g can chick peas, drained
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • For the Dressing:
  • 30ml/2tbsp white wine or cider vinegar
  • 15ml/1tbsp runny honey
  • 15ml/1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Pinch dried chilli flakes
  • Fresh mint leaves, to garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, to garnish
  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking to bring up to room temperature.

  2. To prepare the broccoli; preheat the oven to Gas mark 6, 200°C, 400°F.

  3. Cut the broccoli stem into half, starting at the stem, then cut each half in half again to produce two thick slices from each steam.  Save any loose broccoli florets, pop in the fridge and use later.  Place the broccoli steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. In a small bowl mix the garlic, cumin, half the oil and lemon juice together and brush the broccoli on both sides.  Roast for 20 minutes until brown.  Turn the broccoli steaks over, add the chick peas and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick griddle pan until hot.

  6. Place the steaks on a chopping board, brush with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Cook on the steaks according to your preference. Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes (for flat iron) or 2-3 (for fillet steak).

  8. In a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients together.

  9. Serve the steaks on top of the broccoli steaks, spoon the chick peas around, drizzle with the dressing.  Garnish with the mint leaves and sunflower or pumpkin seeds.




Cooking time for flat iron steaks: Rare -2 minutes on each side Medium Rare - 3-4 minutes on each side Medium - 5-7 minutes on each side