Cajun Beef with Coriander Flatbreads
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Flatbreads are a doddle to do at home, and they make a wonderful herby home for your smoky beef strips. No rolling precision required, odd-shaped flatbreads have bags more character.
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758 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 150g pot of plain flour
  • A handful of coriander
  • A 200g punnet of heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 250g pack of beef stir-fry strips
  • 2 pattipan squash
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lettuce
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp cold water
You'll need
  • Sieve
  • A couple of bowls
  • Cling film
  • Frying or griddle pan
  • Foil
  • Baking tray
  • Rolling pin
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Sift the flour into a bowl. Chop half the coriander leaves (set aside the other half) and all the stalks. Stir them into the flour. Season.

  • 2.

    Pour 1 tsp oil and 5 tbsp water into the bowl. Stir together to make a dough. Turn out and knead for a few mins till smooth. Wrap with cling film and rest for 10 mins.

  • 3.

    Roughly chop the tomatoes and chuck them into a bowl. Peel and crush the garlic and add to the tomatoes. Stir in 1 tbsp oil. Season and set aside.

  • 4.

    Heat a heavy frying pan or griddle till smoking hot. Toss the beef strips with 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp of the Cajun seasoning and some salt and pepper. Add to the pan. Fry for 3-4 mins till browned. Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil.

  • 5.

    Heat your grill to high. Cut the pattipans into 1 cm thick slices (remove any large seeds). Spread out on a baking tray. Sprinkle over 1 tsp of Cajun seasoning and 1 tbsp oil and turn to coat. Grill for 4-5 mins till lightly charred. Turn and grill for 5 mins more.

  • 6.

    Divide the dough into quarters and roll into thin flatbreads. Warm a dry pan over a medium heat. Fry each flatbread for 1 min on each side. They’ll brown and bubble up a little.

  • 7.

    Tear the lettuce leaves into rough pieces. Fill each flatbread with the beef strips, the grilled pattipans, some lettuce, a few tomato chunks and the remaining coriander leaves.

  • Tip

    Mix it up
    Now you know how to make flatbreads, try experimenting with different combinations of fresh herbs and spices till you discover your favourite.