Steak & Ratatouille
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20-25 mins
Ratatouille is the heartwarming tale of a French Provençal dish from Nice. Ours is a real blockbuster, packed with organic veg and fresh mint.
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567 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A bag of wholewheat couscous
  • 1 onion
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 sirloin minute steaks
  • A handful of mint
From your kitchen
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil plus 2 tsp
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp cold water
You'll need
  • A couple of bowls
  • Foil
  • A couple of pans with lids
  • Sieve
  • Measuring jug
  • Griddle or frying pan
  • Saucer
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Tip the couscous into a heatproof bowl. Pour in enough boiling water to cover the couscous. Cover the bowl with a saucer. Put to one side to soak.

  • 2.

    Peel and roughly chop the onion. Trim and roughly chop the aubergine. Halve the red pepper. Scoop out the seeds and white bits. Roughly chop it. Roughly chop the tomatoes.

  • 3.

    Pop the aubergine into a bowl. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Toss the aubergine to coat it in the oil. Spread out on a rack in the grill pan. Grill for 5-8 mins till the aubergine is golden. Turn once or twice.

  • 4.

    Warm ½ tbsp olive oil in a pan while the aubergines are grilling. Add the onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 mins till the onion is soft.

  • 5.

    Add the aubergine, pepper and tomatoes to the pan. Add 2 tbsp cold water. Cover. Lower the heat. Gently simmer for 10 mins till tender.

  • 6.

    Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Drizzle each with 1 tsp olive oil. Rub it into both sides.

  • 7.

    Heat a griddle or frying pan till smoking hot. Add the steaks. Fry for 1-2 mins. Flip. Fry for another 1-2 mins. Slide the steaks onto a plate. Cover with foil. Rest for 2 mins. Serve with the couscous and ratatouille, garnished with mint.

  • Tip

    Mint-tea fresh
    Fresh mint makes a gorgeous fresh herbal tea. Steep any spare leaves in boiling water for 3-5 mins, depending how strong you want it. Add honey or lemon to taste and drink straight away.

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