This Neven Maguire recipe for steak salad is jam-packed with flavour.
"This salad is packed full of earthy raw root vegetables that are shredded to make them easier to digest. The easiest way to prepare them is to use a mandolin. I've used microgreens from My Organics to garnish this salad. My Organics are based in Monaghan and won the SuperValu Taste of Cavan Award in 2014 for their innovative products." – Neven Maguire
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
- 4 x 200g (7oz) striploin steaks, trimmed
- 150g (5oz) mixed salad leaves
- 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
- 1 beetroot, peeled and cut into thin strips
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ celeriac, peeled and cut into thin strips
- Micro greens, to garnish (optional)
- Edible flowers, to garnish (optional)
For the dressing:
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin rapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander
- 4 tablespoons beef stock
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Remember to take your steaks out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you intend to cook them to allow them to come back up to room temperature.
- To make the dressing, place the garlic, horseradish and mustard in a bowl, then whisk in the extra virgin rapeseed oil and balsamic vinegar to form a dressing. Season to taste and add the coriander. Set aside until needed.
- Heat the rapeseed oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. Season the steaks, add them to the heated pan and fry for 4 minutes on each side, turning once, for medium-rare. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
- Add the beef stock to the frying pan that you’ve cooked the steaks in. Bring to the boil and reduce by half, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to remove any sediment. Whisk into the dressing.
- Place the salad leaves and vegetables in a large bowl and lightly coat with the dressing. Divide among plates, then carve the steaks into thin slices and arrange on top.
- Drizzle over any remaining dressing and garnish with the microgreens and the edible flowers, if using, to serve.