Ginger Scotch Beef with Sweet Potato Salad

Ginger Scotch Beef with Sweet Potato Salad

serves 4


  • 8 thin Scotch Beef steaks, each approx. 65 g (2 1/2 oz) i.e. minute steak or sliced topside

  • 3 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 bulbs pak choi, halved lengthwise

  • 750 g (1 lb 10 oz) sweet potatoes, peeled

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • 2-3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

Temperature: Preheated oven: 200 oC /Fan 180 oF / Gas Mark 6

  1. Place the beef in a single layer in a shallow dish. Sprinkle on 2 tbsp ginger with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with some black pepper. Leave to soak up the flavours for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the potato salad. Cut the potatoes into large chunks, place in a roasting dish and drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil, tossing well to coat. Roast for 15 minutes then add the pak choi, drizzled with the remaining olive oil and cook for a further 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, tinged golden brown and the greens wilted.
  3. Cook the marinated steaks under a hot grill or on a barbecue for 1-2 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
  4. Spoon the potatoes and greens onto serving plates and top with the steak. Whisk the remaining ginger, sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice into the hot roasting pan to make a warm dressing. Spoon over the steak salads.
  5. Alternatives:

For a stir-fry alternative, strips of rump can be used or ask your butcher for the tail end off-cut from fillet of beef for a real bargain and treat! Simply stir-fry in a little hot oil for 2-3 minutes or cooked to your liking. Add sliced mushrooms or halved baby corns or sugar snap peas to the pan for extra vegetables.

For a short cut, use the ready prepared fresh ginger in jars. A great store cupboard stand-by!


Serving suggestions

The bite of fresh ginger cuts into the sweet potato perfectly, a well-balanced warm salad ideal and simply made for enjoying with guests too. As an alternative to beef, use pork escalope.

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

Where else to buy:

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