Minute Steaks with Sunflower Seed Salsa Recipe | Abel & Cole
Minute Steaks with Sunflower Seed Salsa
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Tonight steak and chips are taken up a notch. Sunflower seeds add a nutty richness to tomato salsa alongside speedy steaks and sweet potato wedges.
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571 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • A pinch or two of cayenne pepper
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 1 lime
  • A handful of chives
  • A handful of coriander
  • 250g baby plum tomatoes
  • 50g peppery salad mix
  • 2 sirloin minute steaks
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Small frying pan
  • A couple of bowls
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Scrub the sweet potatoes and chop them into 8 wedges each. Pop on the tray.

  • 2.

    Sprinkle the wedges with a pinch or two of cayenne (it's spicy, so use as much or as a little as you like) and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat in the oil and spices. Bake for 40 mins, turning once, till tender.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, toast the sunflower seeds in a dry frying pan for 2-3 mins till brown and starting to pop. Tip them onto a board and cool a little, then roughly chop. Set to one side.

  • 4.

    Finely grate the zest from the lime. Roughly chop the chives and coriander (stalks and leaves). Quarter the baby plum tomatoes. Toss the tomatoes, herbs and lime zest together in a bowl. Add the sunflower seeds and a squeeze of lime juice from one half. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 5.

    When the sweet potatoes are nearly ready, heat a frying or griddle pan. Rub the steaks with 1 tsp oil each and season with salt and pepper. When the pan is nice and hot, add the steaks and fry for about 1-3 mins on each side or till done to your liking.

  • 6.

    Pop the steaks on a board. Loosely cover with foil and leave to rest for 2-3 mins.

  • 7.

    Toss the salad leaves with some salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve the steaks with the salad leaves and the sunflower seed salsa.