Strips of medium rare steak. A sticky, lemony balsamic glaze. Crispy rosemary cube fries. What more could you want? Perfect for the chirpse.
Lemon zest is the trick to the perfect homemade balsamic glaze!
Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 1 Hour
Sirloin Steak - £3.28
Parmesan - £2.00
Sugar - £0.69
Balsamic Vinegar - £1.00
Rosemary - £0.70
Garlic - £0.30
2 Big Potatoes - £0.66
Rocket - £1.00
1 Lemon - £0.35
Total Cost - £9.98 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.
Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F.
Cut your potatoes into cubes and add to a baking tray. Add a handful of rosemary leaves and 6 whole cloves of garlic. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle over some olive oil and add to the oven for 50 minutes. Mix them about every 15 minutes to ensure crispiness on all sides.
Add your steak to a bowl with salt, pepper and olive oil. Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes or so.
Heat a griddle pan. Once hot, whack on your steak. Cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove from the heat, set it on a plate and cover. LET THE STEAK REST for 10 minutes. This will make it extra tender.
Now is the perfect time to get on with your balsamic glaze. Pour 8 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar into a pan. Add the zest of a lemon and 1 1⁄2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix it all together and remove from heat when it is sticky.
Time to serve up. Lay some rocket on a nice plate. Cut your steak into strips and lay them on top of the rocket. Grate Parmesan over the top and drizzle over your glaze. Serve the steak with the crunchy cube fries. Enjoy!