Fillet Steak with Puy Lentils and Tomato Confit

Fillet Steak with Puy Lentils and Tomato Confit

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • QUICK CONFIT TOMATOES

  • 2 vines of cherry tomatoes

  • 100 ml rapeseed oil

  • 1 tbsp honey Juice from one lemon

  • Seasoning

  • FOR THE PUY LENTIL SALAD

  • 100 g puy lentils

  • 1 shallot, finely diced

  • 1 small aubergine, cut in small dice

  • 1 medium courgette, cut in small dice

  • 6 chestnut button mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • FOR THE DRESSING

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed

  • 1tbsp coriander leaf, finely chopped (or flat leaf parsley if you'd prefer)

  • STEAKS

  • 2 x 150g Scotch Beef PGI fillet steaks, lightly seasoned

Cooking Method

For the Quick Confit Tomatoes 

  1. Heat the oil with the honey, lemon juice and season well.
  2. Once the oil is warm place the tomatoes in and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Skim off any residue from the surface and serve.

For the Puy Lentils and steak 

  1. Cook the lentils in unsalted boiling water for about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a shallow pan, fry the shallot for a minute or two before adding the aubergine, stir quickly so that the aubergine takes up the oil evenly and cook gently for about 8 minutes until the vegetables start to soften then add the courgette and mushrooms and cook for a further 4 or 5 minutes until all are tender. Remove from the heat and add to the drained lentils once they are ready.
  3. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and stir into the lentil mixture.
  4. Cook the steaks simply griddled by heating the griddle pan over a high heat, put on the steaks, reduce the heat to medium and allow about 2 minutes each side for rare or 3 for medium.

Serving suggestions

Serve each steak sliced in half, on top of the lentils with a spoon of the tomato confit and some baby salad leaves or lightly steamed fine French beans.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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