Seared Sirloin with Italian Style Lentils

Seared Sirloin with Italian Style Lentils

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BASIL CREAM

  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

  • 2 sprigs basil, very finely chopped, almost pulverised, plus extra to serve

  • Black pepper

  • TO ADD TO THE LENTILS

  • 8 sunblush tomatoes in oil from a jar or the deli counter, sliced, plus a tablespoon of the oil

  • 1 small pack chargrilled mixed Mediterranean vegetables, sliced thinly

  • Juice and zest of ½ a lemon

  • 50g feta cheese, finely cubed

  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped parsley (optional)

  • 2 x 150-200g Scotch Beef PGI sirloin steaks

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 250g pack pre-cooked microwaveable puy lentils

Cooking Method

  1. Mix the crème fraîche, basil and pepper together and set aside for the flavours to infuse.
  2. Microwave the lentils as directed on the pack and tip into a bowl with the sunblush tomatoes, Mediterranean vegetables and lemon, cover and keep warm.
  3. Cook the garlicky steaks to your liking, either griddling for 2 or 3 minutes on each side, or fried in a little oil and butter if you’re feeling more indulgent!

Serving suggestions

Serve a steak each on a pile of the lentil mixture and a dollop of the basil cream to melt over the steak.

Accompany with a crisp green salad.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb?

Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb PGI 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 and Scotch Lamb PGI 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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