Beef sirloin with rocket salad

    4 hours 36 min

    A simple, yet flavour-packed combination. Succulent sirloin steaks are served alongside a light rocket, red onion and tomato salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 (225g) beef sirloin steaks
    • 120g rocket leaves, washed and dried
    • 2 red onions, finely sliced
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into thin wedges and seasoned with a little sea salt
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 150g sliced and pitted olives, rinsed and drained
    • 50g capers, rinsed and drained
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 4 small knobs butter, softened
    • olive oil for rubbing

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr36min 

    1. A few hours before cooking (i.e. in the morning or the day before), combine 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil with the crushed garlic. Season with a pinch each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, cover with cling film and store in the fridge.
    2. Remove steaks from fridge 1 hour before cooking. Rub a little olive oil into the surface of each steak, along with a little sea salt.
    3. Preheat frying pan over a medium-high heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Fry the steaks for 2.5 to 3 minutes on each side. When you turn them over, dot a knob of butter on each one.
    4. When steaks are cooked, remove them from the pan and immediately season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine the rocket, red onions, tomatoes, olives and capers. Place a portion of the salad next to each steak. Drizzle the garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil over both the steak and the salad.

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    I love a good salad and could eat one everyone day. This was a salad that not only I liked but my hubs and teenage sons also liked.  -  13 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)