Here’s a super summer recipe from Brunton Park Q Guild butcher George Payne that can be prepared outside on the BBQ or grilled indoors if the weather turns inclement. Both the recipe
and image are courtesy of Simply Beef and Lamb – Simplybeefandlamb.co.uk
Beef and Pasta Salad with Chilli and Coriander Dressing
This beefy salad is packed with flavour and great cooked on the barbecue or grill. You can use flat iron, sirloin or rump steaks combined with cooked pasta, fresh garden peas, courgettes and tomatoes finished with a chilli and coriander dressing.
450g/1lb lean flat iron, sirloin or rump steaks
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
1 x 300g pack filled pasta shapes (tomato and ricotta is good)
50g/2oz fresh or frozen peas, blanched in boiling water
1 small courgette, grated
8 plum or cherry tomatoes, quartered
For the Chilli and Coriander Dressing:*
1 large handful freshly chopped coriander
Pinch dried chilli flakes
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
30ml/2tbsp extra virgin rapeseed or olive oil
60ml/4tbsp Worcestershire sauce
30ml/2tbsp white wine vinegar
1. Remove the steak from the fridge at least 1 hour before cooking, transfer to a shallow dish and bring up to room temperature.
2. Place the steaks on a chopping board, season on both sides and brush with the oil. Cook on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill according to your preference. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. This is very important.
3. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain, cool and transfer to a large bowl. Add the peas, courgettes and tomatoes.
4. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing; place all the ingredients into a screw-topped jar. Shake well and set aside.
5. Slice the steaks diagonally and toss the strips in the salad with any meat juices from the plate. Shake the dressing, spoon over the salad and serve.