Posted by: Josie | April 27, 2008

Pepper beef and asparagus salad


  • 500g chat potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cracked mixed peppercorns
  • 4 (150g each) beef sirloin steaks
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 80g rocket leaves


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over medium-high heat. Place potatoes in steamer basket over pan. Cover and steam for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  2. Place pepper on a plate. Toss steaks lightly in pepper to coat. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Spray with cooking oil. Cook steaks for 2-3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Remove to a plate. Cover with foil. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes. Thickly slice.
  3. Meanwhile, cook asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling water until just tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water.
  4. Whisk sour cream, lemon  juice, vinegar and chives in a bowl.
  5. Cut potatoes in half. Place potatoes, steak, asparagus and rocket in a bowl. Toss gently to combine. Drizzle with sour cream mixture and serve

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