A drizzle of olive oil, black pepper and balsamic vinegar will add extra flavour and elevate grilled steak to a new level of deliciousness, and this is a very quick and easy dish to prepare. We’ve used fillet steak here, but you could use sirloin or striploin also. If you have one a cast iron ridged pan gives excellent results. This recipe serves four people.
Mustard & Herb Dressing
- 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Handful of finely chopped herbs i.e. parsley, coriander, basil
- 1 tablesp. Balsamic or Wine Vinegar
- 2 tablesp. whole-grain mustard
- 1 red chilli, sliced
- Salt and lots of black pepper
- 3 tablesp. olive oil
To Cook :
Mix the dressing ingredients well together and store until required.
Season the steaks. Heat the pan to a maximum- a cast iron ridged pan if available. Cook the steaks for 5-8 mins. on each side, depending on how well done you like your steak. Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. Spoon the dressing over the steaks before serving.
Grilled or barbecued vegetables are a perfect accompaniment for the steaks.
We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Food Market Monkstown and Avoca Rathcoole. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers