A quick anytime salad with sliced beef piri piri, red peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes and herbs.
Preparation time will be about 5 mins. Allow another 10 minutes for cooking time. The quantities below are to feed two people.
Ingredients For Beef Piri Piri
2 beef steaks from Morley Butchers (Rump or sirloin will work well)
2tsp rapeseed or olive oil for vegetables, vegetable/corn oils for the steak
2tsp prepared piri-piri seasoning
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
1 x 400g can chickpeas or bolotti beans
10 baby plum or cherry tomatoes, quartered
2tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
Juice of ½ lime
Large handful salad leaves, to garnish
Cooking Method For Beef Piri Piri
Get the steak to room temperature before you start cooking. Meat straight from the fridge will brown on the out side yet the temperature inside will remain low and not cook properly. Use a cloth or kitchen towel to pat the surface of the meat dry.
Brush some of the vegetable oil over the steaks. Rub the outside of the beef with plenty of coarse sea salt. Be generous and make sure any areas of fat don’t get missed. Season well with the piri piri.
Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the pepper for 3-4 minutes. We have more tips on cooking steak here >>
Add in the chickpeas or beans and tomatoes to warm them through then remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl Stir through the mixture half the herbs cover and put to one side.
Next very lightly oil the meat surface, we recommend a vegetable oil for this – As you will be cooking a high temperatures the more refined oil will take the higher heat without burning and imparting unwanted flavours.
Heat the frying pan until really hot. Add the steaks and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (for medium). Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes.
Add the lime juice and salad leaves to the bowl with the peppers and the remaining coriander. Slice the beef, add to the salad, season, if required, toss and serve immediately with some good crusty bread.
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