Steak Salad with Aromatic Dressing

Main courseServes 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: Rare: 2 minutes on each side Medium Rare: 3-4 minutes on each side Medium: 5-7 minutes on each side : 1. To prepare the dressing; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together, cover and set aside. 2. Place the steaks on a chopping board, season on both sides with the salt, pepper and Chinese five spice powder then brush with the oil. 3. Cook the steaks under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference. Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 2-3 minutes then slice on the diagonal. 4. Transfer the beef to a large bowl and add the bean shoots, sweet corn, onion and nuts. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Toss gently. 5. Pile the salad on to a large plate and serve immediately. Tip: If using rump or picanha steaks follow the cooking times below (Based on a 2cm/¾-in thick steak): Rare: 2½ minutes on each side Medium: 4 minutes on each side Well done: 6 minutes on each side For quantities to serve 10 visit www.simplybeef and


4 x 175g/6oz lean flat iron, rump or picanha steaks
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
5ml/1tsp Chinese five spice powder
15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
100g/3½oz bean shoots, rinsed
150g/5½oz pack baby sweetcorn, halved lengthways and blanched
1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
50g/2oz toasted pine nuts or unsalted cashew nuts
30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped coriander
For the Aromatic Dressing:
1 x 5cm/2inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
30ml/2tbsp sweet chilli sauce
Grated zest and juice of 2 limes
10ml/2tsp caster sugar
10ml/2tsp fish sauce. optional