This easy dish of chargrilled steak, quick homemade pesto and fried broccoli is a real treat, and will be on the table in 30 minutes
- Serves: 4 persons
- 600g bavette steak
- 3garlic cloves, grated
- 250g wild rocket
- 150ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tsp and extra to drizzle
- 1lemon, juice and zest, plus 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 30g parmesan, grated
- 30g toasted pine nuts
- 20g basil
- 200g cime di rapa or long-stemmed broccoli
Step 1Toss the steak in a large bowl with the garlic, seasoning well. Leave to marinate for 20 mins.
Step 2Make a pesto by blitzing the rocket, 150ml of oil, juice and zest of 1 lemon, parmesan, pine nuts and basil in a food processor, until combined. Season to taste and set aside.
Step 3Put a frying pan over a high heat and, once hot, add 1 tsp of oil. Cook the steak for 2-3 mins on each side, depending on the thickness, or until well seared. Remove from the pan and leave to rest for 5 mins.
Step 4While the steak rests, toss the cime di rapa or broccoli with the remaining tsp of oil. Season well. Wipe the pan clean and put back over a high heat. Cook the vegetables, tossing often, for 5-6 mins or until charred and tender. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Step 5Slice the steak thinly. Serve with the charred veg, a healthy dollop of the pesto and a drizzle of oil to finish.