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500g steak about 1cm thick (rump sirloin or fillet) cut into 2

3 small potatoes peeled and quartered

A handful of parmesan shavings

1 lemon

Knob of butter and dash of milk for the mash

A handful of rocket

Salt

Pepper

Rocket & parmesan layered steak with mash

preparation 5 mins • you cook for 11 mins •

Serves 2

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This is a real treat for steak lovers. With this dish you have the strong combination of peppery rocket and salty parmesan, providing the perfect companions to a well cooked steak. Add a dollop of creamy mashed potato and the result is mouthwatering.

A pan to cook the potatoes in

A pan to fry the steak

A mixing bowl for the salad.

Spoon to stir

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Before you start, have the potatoes peeled and quartered, put a pan of boiling water on the hob and click here!

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Put a pan of salted boiling water on the hob. Add the potatoes and boil for 15-16 minutes, until they are soft enough for the point of a knife to easily go through. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and pop them back in the pan and then put a pan on a high heat for the steaks.

Oil and season the steaks. Add about a teaspoon of oil onto the steaks and rub it in on both sides. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper to both sides. Now you can take the steaks and pop them in the pan for a minute on each side for medium rare. Go and wash your hands and then make the dressing whilst the steak cooks. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a jar or small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Give it a shake or whisk and the steaks should be ready to turn now. Turn the steaks and the cooked side should be nice and caramelised.

Pop the rocket and parmesan into your mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper and then add the dressing. Toss it all together with your fingers, give your hands a little wash and the steaks should be done! Turn the heat off and remove the steaks to a board.

That's the rush done, and whilst the steak rests, you can make the mash. Turn the potatoes onto a low heat and start mashing, until you've got rid of all the lumps. Add a knob of butter the potatoes and stir it in until it's all melted. Add in a splash of milk and stir it in. Keep adding milk and stirring until the mash is a lovely creamy consistency. Add a pinch of salt and take the mash over to the work surface as you're almost done!

Take the steaks and cut them in half and you're ready to serve. Put a small handful of the salad onto one side of the plate, add a piece of steak on top, then add another layer of salad, the other half of steak, and then some more salad on top. Spoon some mash onto the other side of the plate and you're done!

I hope that you enjoy it.

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