Monday, February 28, 2011

Steak With Grilled Tomatoes, French Beans And Salsa Verde

Once in a while the other tummy would ask for a simple piece of steak for dinner. I love such requests as I will need to spend very little time in the kitchen. One of our favourite condiments to go with a good piece of steak is of course salsa verde (green sauce in Italian). You may use any type of green herbs for the salsa verde but I personally like this particular combination. Don't be disappointed if you are not a beef lover as the sauce will go equally well with grilled chicken or fish. It's time to head home to cook our dinner, please come back tomorrow for my Malaysian Monday post.

serves 2 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
2 pieces of steak of your choice, excess fat trimmed
cherry tomatoes on the vine
a handful of green beans, topped and tailed
a handful of yellow beans, topped and tailed
salt and pepper
good olive oil

for the salsa verde;
half a bunch of continental parsley
half a bunch of basil
half a bunch of chives
4 anchovy fillets
1.5 tbs of capers
4 garlic cloves
1.5 tbs of English mustard
1.5 tbs of white wine vinegar
about 150 ml of good olive oil

Chop herbs, anchovy fillets, garlic and capers until well combined.

Place chopped ingredients in a bowl and add mix in the rest of the ingredients. 

Place cherry tomatoes on the vine in a roasting dish, season well and drizzle with some good olive oil. Roast in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Grill steaks on a hot griddle or bbq to your liking, just not well done please! Be sure to rest the meat before serving.

Blanch beans briefly and drain well while the steaks are resting.

Serve steak with roasted tomatoes, beans and a generous spoonful of salsa verde.

This is how we like our steak cooked.


  1. This looks good, Suresh!

    Really as good as the restaurant's! *thumbs up*

  2. Nice looking plate of food .....

  3. Medium rare...this is what I like it too! Looks perfect and delicious :)

  4. I know how good this looks even I'm not a beef person. haha... Yo.. salivating already! Hurry, napkin please. haha... Thanks for sharing another yummy meal.
    Blessings, Kristy

  5. Cooked to perfection! I like my steak like this, no sign of blood!:D

  6. Divine looking steaks. I wonder if you ever serve a starch with this meal? Potatoes, maybe?

  7. It looks perfectly cook! When we have beef - we definitely like steak. The salsa verde sounds good to use on many things.

  8. I love steak, looks so tempting but I prefer medium well :P

  9. Absolutely delicious. so tempting.

  10. Your photos are amazing Suresh!! ... You don't realise it until simple basic ingredients are used in a shot and then they just pop!!! By the way, we nearly met each other! I bumped into Pat and Dazz at Josie's and Pat said you might be turning up. Sadly you didn't ... next time!


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