For dinner with a delicious difference, try this Premium Plus recipe inspired by the master salt makers, Maldon Salt. This Sirloin Steak and Creamy Peppercorn Sauce features roasted Hassleback Potatoes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Chantenay Carrots, finished with Rosemary and Maldon's soft, crunchy sea salt flakes. These distinctive flakes contain the perfect balance of natural minerals, offering a fresh intensity and clean taste to enhance any dish.
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Maldon Sea Salt
Mixed Chantenay Carrots
Cracked Black Pepper
Chicken Stock Paste
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Remove the steaks from your fridge to allow them to come up to room temperature. Place a few salad potatoes at a time in between two wooden spoon handles on a board. Make slices widthways at 3mm intervals, making sure not to cut the whole way through. Repeat with the remaining potatoes. Put the potatoes onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with a pinch of Maldon sea salt and pepper then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden and tender, 35-40 mins.
Meanwhile, halve, peel and chop the shallot into small pieces (see ingredients for amount). Trim the chantenay carrots and halve any large ones lengthways (no need to peel). Pop the carrots onto another baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with a pinch of Maldon sea salt and pepper then toss to coat. Spread them out in a single layer. Pick the rosemary leaves from their stalks (see ingredients for amount) and finely chop (discard the stalks). Pop a large pinch of the Maldon sea salt into a small bowl, mix in the rosemary and keep aside.
Once the potatoes have been in the oven for 15 mins, pop the carrot tray onto the middle shelf and roast until tender, 20-25 mins. After another 10-12 mins, add the Tenderstem® broccoli to the carrot tray. Drizzle over some oil, toss to coat and roast for the remaining time until tender and crispy.
Just before the broccoli goes in the oven, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When the oil is hot, lay the steaks into the pan and season with a pinch of the Maldon sea salt. Fry until browned, 1 min on each side. Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 1-2 mins on each side if you want them medium-rare. TIP: Cook for 1-2 mins extra on each side if you like it more cooked. Once cooked, transfer to a board, cover and allow to rest. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. The steak is safe to eat when the outside is browned.
While the steaks rest, heat a drizzle of oil in the now empty pan on medium heat (no need to wash). Add the shallot and stir until softened, 2-3 mins. Add the cracked black peppercorns and stir in the cider vinegar. Allow the vinegar to bubble away. Stir in the chicken stock paste and water for the sauce (see ingredients for amount), allow it to reduce, 3-4 mins. Stir in the creme fraiche, bring it back up to the boil, then take off the heat.
When everything is ready, slice your steaks widthways into 3 or 4 pieces then transfer them to your plates. Pour over the peppercorn sauce. Divide the hasselback potatoes between your plates and generously sprinkle the rosemary Maldon mixture over them. Serve the Tenderstem® broccoli and chantenay carrots alongside. Enjoy!