SW recipe: Spiced Steaks with Speedy Ratatouille


  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 lean sirloin, fillet or rump steaks, visible fat removed
  • Finely chopped fresh basil plus a few whole leaves, to garnish
  • For the ratatouille:
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 large courgettes, cubed
  • 6 baby aubergines, diced (or use 1 large aubergine)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • A pinch of sweetener
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 First make the ratatouille. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and stir fry the shallots and garlic over a medium heat for 3-4 mini Stir in the courgettes, aubergines, thyme and oregano, and cook gently for 5 mini Add the vinegar, sweetener, tomatoes and puree. Season with salt to taste, cover and simmer for 15 mins or until the vegetables have softened, stirring occasionally.

2 Meanwhile, put the coriander, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix well. Season each steak on both sides with the spice mixture and spray both sides with low-calorie cooking spray. Place a heavy-based non-stick griddle or frying pan over a high heat and cook the steaks for 2 to 4 mins each side (4 mins for well done). Cover and set aside to rest. Put the steaks on warm plates with the ratatouille and scatter over the basil to serve.

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