Winter Scotch Beef Salad
I must admit I’m having trouble getting going today… I feel too tranquil and chilled out after flicking through Lapinblu, an adorable website created by our guest blogger, Sarah-Lou. Check it out. I swear, photographers/contemplators like her make the world a more beautiful place. *Sigh*. It makes me want to reach for my old Nikon. My heart gave a little extra joyous beat when I saw us featured on her blog Eating Edinburgh with the Scotch Kitchen (lovely to see it again Sarah-Lou!).
The recipe she created for us, for Winter Scotch Beef Salad with Fig & Pomegranate Dressing, feels as winsome and willowy as all the other fabulous stuff she writes about – which, like any good sauce, reduces down to living your life well. (Have a good read of her blogs and you’ll see what I mean.) Back to her recipe, and I have to say, I’m loving the sauce. Her combination of sweet-sharp crunchy pomegranate seeds and juice, deepened with Dijon mustard and Fig Balsamic Vinegar, tastes so good with Scotch Beef steak. This winter salad is bursting with health. And it looks like a thing of beauty. Here it is.
Winter Scotch Beef Salad with Fig & Pomegranate Dressing
Serves 1 as a main or 2 as starter.
- 150g fillet steak (about 1cm thick)
- Pinch rock salt
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
- Peppery salad leaves/rocket
For the dressing
- 100ml pomegranate juice
- 45ml fig balsamic vinegar
- 1/2tbsp olive oil
- 80g pomegranate seeds
- 1tsp dijon mustard
Heat a heavy based pan on high with a slug of olive oil, a pinch of rock salt & a twist of black pepper. Now add the steak to pan – it should be hot enough for the steak to sizzle and smoke a little. Sear for one minute on each side for rare, or two if you prefer your steak well done.
Leave the steak to rest for 5 minutes whilst you mix up the dressing ingredients. Now slice the beef and layer onto salad leaves. Sprinkle over pomegranate seeds and drizzle with dressing.
Serve immediately with the remaining dressing in a dipping bowl and warm crusty bread.
Righto. I’m off. (I plan to drift away somewhere misty and dreamy with more LapinBlu browsing.)
Enjoy the winter salad and see you next week.