Tonight’s dinner is inspired by a meal I had last night in a local Italian restaurant which was amazing. It was a steak with a blue cheese sauce so incredibly tasty and I was thinking as blue cheese is a strong flavour I’m sure you could make it slimming world friendly as you’d only need a small amount of blue cheese.
I also wanted some tasty potatoes to go with the meal but was working late tonight so the whole thing had to be quick and it was I got it from start to plate in 30 minutes.
I was going to do a side salad but spotted the baby spinach and I love this veg as a ‘bed’ to put tasty sauces on so served the steak, sauce and potatoes on a bed of baby spinach so no need for salad dressing as the sauce soaks through into the spinach.
sirloin steak (very well trimmed of fat) approx 6-8 ounces
salt and pepper
1oz blue cheese (crumbled)
1/2 pint beef stock
6oz new potatoes (cut into small pieces)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
14 tsp garlic powder (or 1 crushed clove of garlic)
salt and pepper
Place potatoes in a small roasting tin and spray with oil sprinkle with the thyme, garlic , salt and pepper and shake well, Place in the oven on the highest heat and roast for about 20-30 minutes take them out and shake the pan every 10 minutes or so.
After potatoes have been in for about 20 minutes heat up a frying pan and spray with oil and season the steak with lots of salt and pepper on both sides.
Place steak in the hot frying pan and fry for 2-5 minutes each side depending how well done you like your steak. Place steak on a plate , cover with foil and place to one side. Remember to rest the steak for as long as you cooked it for this allows the juices to sink back into the steak and make it juicy and covered with foil it stays warm for a good while.
Pour the beef stock into the pan you cooked the steak in (remember it was trimmed of all fat so its just meat juices in the pan). Bring it to the boil and boil it very well until it is reduced to just a few tablespoons of stock then remove from the heat and gently stir in the blue cheese.
Place the potatoes on the bed of spinach and the steak then pour over the blue cheese sauce.
This serves one and it is about 5 syns which I know isn’t that low but its a very tasty treat dinner.
Credit : http://vicki-kitchen.blogspot.com
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