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Seared Steak with Summer Spaghetti

Prep: 15 mins     Cook: 15 mins     Serves 4-5
Excellent source of iron
We will happily eat pasta all year round but there is something extra tasty about summer pasta. The fresh tomatoes and herbs compliment the seared steak beautifully.
  • 500g Quality Mark sirloin  steak, trimmed
  • 2 cups baby spinach or rocket
  • 1 punnet cherry or grape  tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup basil leaves, torn
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup feta, crumbled

To serve

  • Cooked spaghetti
  • ½ cup chopped micro herbs or chives

Pat the steak dry, drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan or BBQ grill over a high heat before adding the steaks. For medium rare cook for 3-4 minutes until the underside is browned and crunchy. Turn the steaks over and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Set aside on a warmed plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 5-6 minutes before slicing across the grain.

To serve

Stir the steak, spinach, tomatoes, pesto, lemon zest, herbs and feta through the hot, cooked pasta just before serving. If you like, add a splash of balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of lemon juice. Top with another sprinkle of feta and the microherbs or chives. Serve with a side of garlic bread if you wish.