Paprika and thyme steaks with sautéed potatoes and spinach recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 736 calories / serving
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A dusting of paprika gives a delicious spiced twist to your usual steak – and crispy sautéed potatoes make a delicious accompaniment. A perfect Valentine's dinner for two!

  1. Place the steaks in a shallow dish with 1 tsp of the olive oil, the paprika, thyme and a good twist of black pepper. Rub the seasonings into the meat, then set aside to marinate.
  2. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 20 mins or until tender. Drain and halve.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tsp oil in a large frying pan and add the potatoes. Sauté for 15-20 mins until golden. Add the garlic for the final min.
  4. Heat another frying pan or a griddle pan until very hot. Cook the steaks for 3 mins each side for rare, 4 mins each side for medium, or 5 mins each side for well done. Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and set aside for 10 mins to rest.
  5. Meanwhile, put the spinach and sherry in a large saucepan, cover and wilt over a medium heat for 2-3 mins; drain and season.
  6. Serve the spinach with the steak, potatoes and a drizzle of the resting juices.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 x 250g sirloin steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 10g thyme, leaves picked
  • 300g miniature potatoes
  • 2 tsp soft butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 240g bag baby spinach
  • 50ml sherry
  • Energy 3070kj 736kcal 37%
  • Fat 41g 59%
  • Saturates 17g 83%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26g Protein 60.5g Fibre 5.1g


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