Steak and chips with salsa recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook, plus soaking
  • 408 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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A meat-lover's dream, these mouthwateringly juicy steaks are accompanied by crispy fries and a zesty tomato salsa. This simple recipe guarantees perfectly cooked steak every time, and is sure to be revisited again and again.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Soak the chips in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes, or blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain the chips and dry well with kitchen paper. In a bowl, toss the chips with 1 tbsp oil and some seasoning. Spread out onto 2 baking trays, lined with nonstick baking paper, and bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing every so often, until cooked through and crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, start making the salsa. Put the red onion in a bowl, sprinkle with the salt and leave for 10 minutes.
  3. Rub the steaks with the extra oil and season. Heat a griddle pan until hot. Cook the steaks for 2 minutes each side for medium-rare, or longer if you prefer well done. Set aside and keep warm to rest.
  4. Rinse the red onion in warm water and drain. Add to a bowl with the tomatoes, the lemon zest and juice, extra-virgin olive oil and some seasoning and stir well.
  5. Serve the steaks with the fries and salsa and a crisp green salad.

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  • Ingredients

  • 800g (1lb 10oz) white potatoes, cut into thin chips
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or rapeseed oil, plus extra 1 tsp
  • 4 rump steaks
  • crisp green salad, to serve
  • For the salsa

  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
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  • Energy 1718kj 408kcal 20%
  • Fat 13g 19%
  • Saturates 3.4g 17%
  • Sugars 3.5g 4%
  • Salt 0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.5g Protein 37.6g Fibre 4.1g

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