Garlic & Herb butter for steak
- Half a pack of salted butter, cut into squares
- Small handful flat leaf parsley
- Small handful chives
- Sprinkle of dried thyme
- 2 small shallots, cut into chunks
- 1/2 garlic clove
- A drizzle olive oil - if needed.
- Chuck everything into a food processor and pulse until properly mixed (you may need a drizzle of olive oil).
- Empty out onto a sheet of cling film and roll as tightly as you can into a sausage.
- Twist the ends up (like a ballotine) and leave in the fridge to firm up for at least an hour.
I cook my steak on a griddle pan. Its cast iron, heavy, old and I love it. Start by seasoning and lightly oiling the steak NOT the pan. Allow the pan to get really hot before you add the steak to it. Don't be scared of the sizzle!
For this dish, I went for rib eye but obviously choose a cut you prefer. I eat my steak medium- rare and for this piece (it was around 8oz steak) that took around 3-4 mins per side. Always let your meat rest too before eating as this will really help it get nice and tender.
I chose to oven bake these to keep the calories down. They were super easy to make too!
- 1 large potato (I used a baking potato)
- Drizzle olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 / 200c
- Slice your potato into thin match sticks (eg French fries!), put them into a bowl and mix with the olive oil and seasoning.
- Lay them out on an oven tray making sure they aren't overlapping.
- Cook for 35 mins, turning occasionally CAREFULLY to avoid them breaking up. You want them crispy!
Green beans with Dijon mustard & shallot dressing
- 200g green beans (tops trimmed off)
- 1 small shallot - very finely sliced
- 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tbs dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Cracked black pepper
- Put a pan of water on to boil
- Mix your oil, mustard and vinegar to form an emulsion and then add the shallot, garlic and black pepper.
- Once the water is rapidly boiling, drop in the green beans and cook for 4-5 mins making sure they still have a little bite.
- Drain the beans and mix thoroughly with the dressing.
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