Pan Grilled Steak with Crostini and Pesto

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 6
Pan Grilled Steak with Crostini and Pesto
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200 gm Beef, rib eye steak, lean (2 x 125g 21-day matured steaks)
1/4 tsp Black pepper
2 large slice Ciabatta Bread
1 clove(s) Garlic (cut in half)
1 medium Lemon (juiced)
2 cup Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun)
1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 tbsp Oregano, dried (dried)
2 tbsp Basil pesto
1 medium Tomato (cut into wedges)
1 tbsp Rosemary, fresh (leaves picked and chopped)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt


Lay the steaks on a chopping board and rub with a little olive oil. Season and sprinkle with the rosemary and oregano. Cover with greaseproof paper and bash lightly with a rolling pin or the bottom of a saucepan until the steaks are slightly flattened out and the herbs and seasoning are nicely pressed into the meat.

Put a large griddle pan on a high heat and, as it’s heating up, toast the ciabatta bread on both sides. Keep the toast warm. Shake any crumbs out of the griddle pan, then return to the heat and lay the steaks in it, side by side. Cook for about 8 minutes, turning every minute, for a medium steak, or a little longer if you like your meat more cooked. Lift the steaks out of the pan and leave to rest somewhere warm.

Spoon a tablespoon of pesto on to each of two warm plates and smear out across the plate with the back of the spoon. Place a steak on each plate and pour any resting juices over the top.

Rub the toasted ciabatta with the garlic, drizzle with a little olive oil and put a piece on top of each steak.

In a mixing bowl, toss the lettuce leaves and tomatoes with the lemon juice, a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Divide the salad between the plates and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 178
Calories from fat 99
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 384 mg
Potassium 222 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 8.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.4
Meat 0.4
Vegetables 0.5

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