Monday, February 20, 2006

Pepper Steak with Rosemary Chips

Tonight I wanted to cook up something simple with the leftover Rump steak I had from our bbq last week. To give it a bit of a tweak I used this recipe from The Summer Donna Hay magazine. Very simple to thrown together & really delicious, I served the steak & chips with fresh cherry tomatoes, lettuce & cucumber from my mums garden, they were so bursting full of just picked, sun ripened flavour that I didn't even bother adding a dressing. Yum! Not bad for a tired Monday night

Pepper Steak with Rosemary Chips

4 desiree (waxt) potaotes, cut into wedges
1 tblspn olive oil
1 tblspn rosemary leaves (I used heaps more cut fresh from my herb shelf)
sea salt & cracked black pepper
2 x 500g rump steaks, trimmed
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper, extra
1 tbspn green peppercorns, drained & crushed
1 garlic clove, crushed
30g (1 oz) butter

Preheat oven to 200c. Place the potatoes in a baking tray with the oil, rosemary, salt & pepper & toss to combine. Cook for 20 minutes or until golden (mine took a bit longer). Set aside & keep warm.

Cut the steaks in half & place in a non-metallic bowl with the extra oil, pepper, green peppercorns & garlic & toss well to combine. Heat a large non stick frypan over high heat. Cook the steaks for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan & keep warm. Add the butter to the pan & cook for 1 minute. Place the steaks on plates, top with butter & peppercorn mixture & serve with chips.


catonthebench said...

You make steak and chips look so healthy and virtuous!

Reb said...

Nothing like a good hunk of meat to bring out the inner cave girl. I also love using Mr Oliver's inspired rosemary salt on spuds: made by bashing up fresh rosemary leaves with maldon salt and spinkling on while still hot from the oven.

Matt said...

Homemade chips are the best... I'm not sure if its a good thing or not, but i realise that I subconsciously add salt, pepper, olive oil, and an array of herbs and spices (coriander seed, fennel seed, rosemary, thyme, paprika, chilli) to just about everything I put into the oven.

This looks great...I think I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy.