I will go as far to say that this is one of the yummiest salads, I have ever made! You have got to try this! It is very flavourful and I recommend always marinating this cut of meat because it takes up to a completely different level and it softens after marinating. It is versatile and can be paired with many flavour combinations. Peanut Salsa loves a salad and with all these crunchy leaves and herbs, you are left with something unreal! This is perfect for a special dinner for 2 or even can stretch for a dinner party. Bavette is a cheaper cut and great value for money.
Serves 2 generously
2 tbsp groundnut oil
X2 handfuls lamb’s lettuce
1 butter lettuce
1 medium carrot, peeled + cut into thin sticks
X2 handful bean sprouts
2 radishes, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 handfuls fresh mint
2 handful coriander leaves
1/4 cucumber, peeled + cut into thin sticks
For the marinade:
5 tbsp tamari soya sauce
Zest of 1 lime + juice of half
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 garlic cloves, crushed
For the dressing:
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Juice 1/2 lime
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp Peanut Salsa
I prefer marinating this overnight because you get the full impact of how great this meat becomes but you could do 4 hours if time poor. Add bavette to a bowl along with the rest of the ingredients for the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
Remove from marinade and place onto a plate bringing to room temperature. Dab away excess liquid with a paper towel.
Set a large frying pan to a medium to high heat. Add groundnut oil and carefully place steak into the pan. Fry for 1min and then bring down for another 50 secs before turning over. Fry on other side for 4.5mins and it should be nicely charred for medium rare. Leave to rest on a plate covered in tin foil for 8mins.
In a bowl, mix the ingredients together for the dressing and check the seasoning!
Divide salad items between two plates. Thinly slice bavette and top salad. Pour over dressing and eat!
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