Pan-fried fillet of beef with mustard fruit and chard
Sunday 21 February 2010
Mustard fruit is good with almost any meat – wonderful as an accompaniment to glazed ham or served simply, as it is here, with really good-quality, pan-fried beef.
1 bunch of chard
Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
A squeeze or two of lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1kg/2lb beef fillet
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Mustard fruit of your choice
Place a large pot of well-salted water on to boil. Rinse the chard under cold water. Once the water has come to a boil, plunge the chard into the water and cook for three minutes. Drain and, while warm, dress with the olive oil and lemon. Season with salt and pepper and toss well to combine.
Place a large, non-stick pan over a high heat on the stove. Season the meat generously. Add a little oil to the pan and when the pan begins to smoke, add the beef, making sure there is space around each fillet. Turn down the heat slightly and cook for six minutes, before turning and cooking on the under side for three minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to sit for 10 minutes in a warm place.
Divide the chard among four plates. Lay the beef alongside and spoon a tablespoon or so of mustard fruit on top of the beef.
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
iJobs Food & Drink
£24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...
Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...
£35-40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Communicati...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...