Classic Beef Steaks with Fresh Tomato Salsa
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Classic Beef Steaks with Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Well-seasoned beef steaks grilled on the barbecue late on a picture-perfect summer night, alongside a sensational glass of wine, are simply the best. It makes you feel grateful for all the good things about enjoying summer in this part of the world. This marinade is the perfect accompliment to steak at it is night and light and will not overpower the meat.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 10 mins Cook: 10 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Good source of iron Good source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 4 Quality Mark beef steaks (your choice of cut)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • ¼ cup olive oil (extra virgin is nice here)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

Fresh Tomato salsa

  • 3 large juicy summer tomatoes, blanched and peeled
  • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley. sage and/ or thyme)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin is nice here)
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar


In a mortar and pestle or small blender, crush or process together the rosemary, anchovy fillets, oil and garlic to form a smooth paste.

For scotch fillet or eye fillet beef steaks, tie well so they keep their shape while cooking, Spread the marinade over the steaks, cover and marinate for 10 minutes. Brush off excess marinade before cooking.

Cook the steaks on a barbeque over a high heat, until cooked to your liking (3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare). Stand for 3-5 minutes before serving with the fresh tomato salsa. Alternatively, pan-fry the steaks in a hot frying pan.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally and squeeze out and discard the seeds. Finely dice the flesh and mix with the shallots, fresh herbs, olive oil and wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is courtesy of Allyson Gofton's cookbook, Good Food Made Simple, photography by Alan Gillard

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 364g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2235 (533)
Protein (g) 45.5
Fat (g) 36.5
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 5.6
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 182
Iron (mg) 5.5
Zinc (mg) 6.8
Vitamin B12 (ug) 5.2
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 7.4
  • Buy lean steaks of an even thickness.
  • Season just before cooking.
  • Have the pan hot - there must be plenty of sizzle.

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