Steaks with Grilled Little Gem

Steaks with Grilled Little GemServes 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: (2cm/¾in thick steak):
Rare -2 mins on each side
Medium Rare – 3-4 mins on each side
Medium – 5-7 mins on each side


2 flat iron steaks (approx.175g/6oz)
10ml/2tsp prepared jerk seasoning or paste
2 little gem lettuces, sliced lengthways
Juice of ½ lemon
10ml/2tsp fresh thyme leaves
From the Store Cupboard:
30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
10ml/2tsp caster sugar or runny honey


1. To make the dressing for the lettuce; in a small bowl mix together the lemon juice thyme leaves, half the oil and the caster sugar or runny honey.. Brush the cut sides of the lettuces with the dressing and set aside.

2. Coat the steaks with the jerk seasoning or paste and cook under a preheated grill or prepared barbecue, according to your preference.

3. Transfer the steaks to a warm plate. Cover and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. During the last 2-3 minutes of the steak resting time cook the lettuce cut side up (under the grill) or cut side down (on the barbecue).

4. Arrange the little gem lettuces on a serving plate. Mix together the remaining oil and herbs, drizzle over the lettuces, add the steak, garnish with extra thyme leaves and serve immediately with flatbreads.

N.B Cooking flat iron steaks to well done is not recommended.


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