In my house, so often weekday dinner is a case of fast and furious. I have the best intentions….but generally, it just does not happen. That is when this dish is so helpful. It can be on the table in 20 minutes (not to sound too much like Jamie Oliver….) I wanted something with a bit of zing so the pickled cabbage and hit of lemon in the marinade for the beef were perfect compliments.
400g, flatiron steak* (180-200g is a plentiful portion per person)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and Pepper
Jar of Garner’s pickled cabbage
*For more even cooking, ask your butcher to cut flatiron into strips about 15 x 6cm or 6 x 2.5 inches. The guys at Provenance are always happy to help.
If I plan ahead, I will marinate the flatiron for a few hours or even overnight in the fridge with the olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper and will remove the beef about 30 minutes before cooking. If not, I will do it for as long as I have which could be 5-10 minutes ahead.
Heat grill pan on medium on the stovetop. Sear the flatiron and cook on each side for 4 minutes (total of 8 minutes) for medium rare, adding rosemary and seasoning whilst cooking. Remove from heat and allow beef to rest somewhere warm for 5-10 minutes. Slice beef into strips and serve with pickled cabbage.
I served with Garner’s pickled cabbage which is quite zingy and fresh. The crunch added a nice balance to the texture of the tender meat.
On Day 2, I used the leftover beef to make a sandwich, dressing it with scant Dijon mustard and drained pickled cabbage. It was quite a flavourful combination and gave new life to the beef.
Disclaimer: I received samples of Garner’s pickles to try. Opinions are my own.