Steak for Two

Steak for two

Makes: 2 servings 

Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


Steak dinner for two just in time for Valentine’s Day!


2 sirloin steaks

2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

½ tbsp olive oil

For the dauphinoise:

300g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and very finely sliced

100ml double cream

100ml semi-skimmed milk

1 garlic clove, grated

2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked 

20g Parmesan

For the salad:

2 large handfuls watercress 

2 tbsp Tesco Finest French dressing


Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. To make the dauphinoise, layer the potatoes in a roasting dish, seasoning every other layer.

In a jug, mix the cream, milk, garlic and thyme leaves. Season, then pour over the potatoes. Grate a thin layer of Parmesan over the top then cover with foil and bake for 1 hr. Remove the foil and cook for a further 15 mins, until browned on top.

Meanwhile, rest the steaks at room temperature for 10-20 mins.

Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Season the steaks on both sides, sprinkle with the thyme, then rub the oil over the steaks to cover. When the pan is hot, add the steaks. For rare steaks, fry for 2 mins on each side; for medium, fry for 3 mins on each side; for well done, fry for 4 mins on each side. When cooked to your liking, remove from the pan and leave to rest for at least 5 mins.

Mix the watercress in a bowl with the dressing. Serve with the dauphinoise and steak.


Source: Tesco Real Food


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