Curried steak and greens

This recipe is super quick, and only happened because we were trying to cobble together a meal from the little ingredients we had on our return from (amazing!) holiday. I had my reservations about how well it would go, but it does actually come together really nicely for a meal.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 sirloin steaks
  • 1 x 250g pack Jamie’s curried chickpeas
  • 400g green veg (I used green beans and asparagus)
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder

A couple of notes on ingredients:

  • If you don’t want to get the packeted chickpeas I had, you could easily convert tinned chickpeas – just drain and cook gently until heated through. While cooking, add some curry powder or other spice that gives the taste you’re looking for.
  • Feel free to mix up the veg you’re using – you could even go with something like tomatoes or mushrooms. I steamed my veg together for convenience and speed, but just adapt the recipe to whatever veg cooking method you adopt.
  • When serving, I added a tiny bit of pesto onto the veg for flavour. I haven’t included this as part of the ingredients – you could use any condiments, herbs or spices depending on the veg you’re using and your preference.

Before you actually start cooking:

  • Put the kettle on to boil with water for your veg if needed.
  • Get the steaks out of the fridge sothey can get to room temperature
  • If you’re using the packeted chickpea, tear the tip of the packet and put in the microwave with the required time set so when it comes to it you just need to press ‘Go’.

The actual cooking bit:

  1. As the steaks will also need resting time, I started the prep for these first. I heated a pan and while it was warming, I seasoned the steaks with 1/2 tsp of mild curry powder and some salt and pepper on each side. When the pan was ready, I put the steaks in, for about 3 minutes each side (and actually, it was a little overcooked considering we like steak medium rare).
  2. Once the water’s boiled, add to the steam pan, and add the veg and cover
  3. Turn the steaks when needed, then once they’re done, set them aside to rest.
  4. Set the chickpeas to cook, and in the minute that takes, drain the veg and/or apply any seasoning that’s needed.

Then get all your ingredients together for serving! I put the greens down first, with their dressing, then the er … dollop of chickpeas, with the steak resting on the veg.
Healthy, filling and possibly the quickest meal I’ve made in a while!

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