Mexican-style steak

By Jamie Oliver
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  • 1 x 3 centimeter thick sirloin steak (300 grams)
  • 1 Maris Piper potato (300 grams)
  • 3 fresh green chillies
  • Olive oil


  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander (15 grams)
  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh mint (15 grams)
  • 1/2 a clove of garlic
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 ripe tomato on the vine
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime

Peanut sauce:

  • 50 grams unsalted peanuts
  • 25 grams sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 a dried smoked chipotle chilli
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1/2 a fresh green chilli


  1. Preheat to the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
  2. Take your steak out of the fridge and let it come up to room temperature.
  3. For the salsa, pick and reserve a few coriander leaves, then roughly chop the rest (stalks and all). Pick and roughly chop the mint leaves. Peel the garlic, trim the chilli (deseed if you like) and spring onions, then roughly chop, along with the tomatoes. Mix with the herbs and continue chopping everything together until very fine.
  4. Squeeze the lime juice into a serving bowl with a good lug of of extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper. Add the chopped ingredients and toss to coat in the dressing. Set aside until needed.
  5. For the peanut sauce, put the nuts, sesame seeds and cumin in a large dry frying pan over a medium heat. Peel and roughly slice the garlic and add to the pan, along with the thyme and oregano. Tear in the chipotle chilli and toast for a few minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Tip into a blender, just cover with water, then add the tequila, the juice of one lime, the fresh chilli, and a pinch each of sea salt and black pepper. Whiz until super-smooth, adding a splash more water if needed. Have a taste and adjust with more salt, chilli or lime juice. Set aside until needed.
  7. Scrub the potatoes and cut into one centimeter thick slices with a crinkle-cut knife. Pull the fat off the steak (discard the sinew) and finely slice. Place the fat in a cold non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook until golden. Add the potatoes and chillies and cook for seven to eight minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy. Tip the potatoes onto plate lined with kitchen roll and keep warm in the preheated oven.
  8. Season the steak with salt and pepper, and place into the same pan as you cooked the potatoes, turning every minute until cooked to your liking – (approximately seven minutes for medium rare). Remove from the pan, drizzle with a little oil and leave to rest for a few minutes, then slice one centimeter thick.
  9. Spread a little peanut sauce over a large serving platter or divide between plates, and place the steak on top.
  10. Finish with a few dollops of salsa, a scattering of the reserved coriander, drizzle over any resting juices, then serve up with the crispy potatoes and tuck in.

TIP The sauces makes more than you need for this dish so put the leftovers to good use. The peanut sauce is great with chicken, while the salsa is amazing with griddled prawns, or try it in a sandwich with meat or cheese.

Calories: 668
Fat: 41.2 grams (11.9 saturated)
Protein: 41.9 grams
Carbohydrates: 31.6 grams
Sugar: 4.2 grams
Salt: 1.3 grams
Fibre: 2.9 grams


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