Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.
I borrowed the idea of dressing a cooked steak with Asian flavours from Jamie Oliver years ago and it’s still one of my enduring Saturday night staples. If you don’t trust me, trust Jamie! Dousing the steak whilst it is resting, so still warm, infuses the meat with amazing flavours. I used fillet steaks but bavette steaks would be a great budget alternative. Serve with noodles, rice or potatoes and a pile of greens. I chose Pak Choi, Broccoli, Asparagus and Sugar Snaps.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes plus resting time
4 steaks or 2 x Bavette Steaks
5cm ginger peeled and finely chopped or grated
2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
1 chilli finely chopped
Juice of a lime
2 tbsp soy sauce
Season the steaks and cook how you like them. If you like your meat medium, for a 4cm thick fillet steak I sear them all over for 4 minutes and then cook for another minute on each side. So a total of 6 minutes.
Bavette Steak requires cooking in a very hot pan for 2 minutes each side.
Rest the meat for a few minutes then slice.
Sprinkle over the chilli, garlic and ginger. Squeeze over the lime juice and douse with and soy. Leave the flavours to permeate for a few minutes and serve with your chosen veggies and side.