Ginger steak with lemongrass slaw topping
4 x 120g lean beef steaks
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 stalks lemongrass, smashed, finely chopped
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
1/3 cup fresh coriander, chopped
1 apple, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
4 radishes, sliced
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons apple juice
100g rice noodles
3 cups Asian greens, shredded
2 spring onions, sliced
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 4g
1 Place steaks in a dish and toss with ginger, garlic and half the lemongrass. Set aside. Mix slaw ingredients together with remaining lemongrass.
2 Place noodles in a bowl and pour over boiling water. Leave for a few minutes, drain and add greens and onions. Toss lightly.
3 Heat a non-stick pan for a few minutes and cook steaks to your liking (see tip). Rest cooked steaks for 5 minutes.
4 Slice steaks and serve with some slaw on top and the remainder on the side with noodles.
Step by step: Cooking the perfect steak
Step 1 Bring steak to room temperature. Heat a pan or barbecue until hot.
Step 2 Spray steak with oil, then cook on a high heat. Season with pepper while one side is cooking. Cook each side to your liking, turning once with tongs.
Step 3 Turn steak on its side to seal sides.
Cooking guidelines (for a steak 4cm in thickness):
- For a rare steak, cook each side for 1 1/2 minutes
- For a medium steak, cook each side for 2 1/2–3 minutes
Once cooked, rest steak for 5 minutes before serving so juices are reabsorbed.
Hanu de Jong
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