Griddled steak & peppers

Griddled steak & peppers

 Ingredients

150 g brown rice

½ a bunch of fresh mint , (15g)

1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, (30g)

2 spring onions

1 lemon

extra virgin olive oil

½ a pomegranate

25 g shelled unsalted pistachios

200 g roasted peeled red peppers in brine

1 x 200 g quality fillet steak,

preferably 3cm thick

10 g feta cheese

 

Cooking method

Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, then drain and put into a bowl. Pick and finely chop the mint and parsley leaves, including any tender stalks. Trim and finely slice the spring onions, then stir through the rice with the herbs, the lemon zest and juice, 1 tablespoon of oil and a pinch of black pepper. Holding the pomegranate half cut side down in your fingers, bash the back of it so the seeds tumble out, stir most of them through the rice, then taste and season to perfection.

Preheat a griddle pan on a high heat, lightly toasting the pistachios while it heats up. Once golden, crush them in a pestle and mortar and stir most of them through the rice. Use a ball of kitchen paper to carefully rub the griddle bars with a little oil. Drain the peppers, open them out and grill on both sides, then remove to a plate. Rub a little oil and a pinch of sea salt and pepper into the steak, then griddle for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, turning every minute, or until cooked to your liking. Rest the steak for a couple of minutes on top of the peppers while you pile the rice on a platter. Toss the steak and peppers in the resting juices, slice up the steak, add both to the platter and crumble over the feta. Scatter over the rest of the pomegranate seeds and pistachios, then serve.

Recipe source: Jamie Oliver cookbook

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