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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Steak & Three Veg "the donna hay way"

It has definitely been a while since my last post, I have been working on some new projects that i cannot wait to share with you soon. One of my favourite things to eat is Eye Fillet, i love this cut of meat and i eat it at least once a week. So when i saw Donna Hay's fresh take on Steak and Three Veg, i couldn't wait to give it a go.

1 x 300g beef eye fillet steak
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Aïoli, to serve
1 large potato, peeled and sliced with a vegetable peeler
1 sweet potato (kumara), peeled and sliced with a vegetable peeler
1 parsnip, peeled and sliced with a vegetable peeler
50g butter, melted
½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
Sea salt and cracked black pepper

the "donna hay way"
Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). To make the three veg, place the potato, sweet potato and parsnip in separate bowls. Divide the butter, parmesan, thyme, salt and pepper among the bowls and toss to combine. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Pile each vegetable into 2 flat piles. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden and crisp. While the vegetables are cooking, cook the beef. Sprinkle the beef generously with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef for 3 minutes each side or until well browned. Place on a baking tray and bake for 4 minutes for rare and 7–8 minutes for medium. To serve, slice the beef in half and place on serving plates with the three veg. Serve with aïoli. Serves 2.

Lady Dash says:
This recipe is easy to follow, and has very little washing up, yay! The parmesan and thyme mix smothered between the veggies gives the most beautiful aroma when cooking. If you have any men in the house it will not pass as Steak and 3 Veg, i knew that this would not even put a dent in Horns appetite so i decided to make it a "Build Your Own Dinner".

Build Your Own Dinner
I sliced and toasted Ciabatta, dressed Rocket leaves with Balsamic & EVO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and we sat in front of the TV with a glass of wine and had a little donna hay steak and 3 veg tapas plate.

Toasted Ciabatta topped with Rare Eye Fillet
Balsamic Rocket & Aoili
Would this replace our normal steak night? We both really liked this dish but would call it a snack, not a meal. The veggies really were delicious and i recommend giving them a go.
Score: 8/10