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I was looking for a recipe for something high in protein, low in carbohydrates but filling for a late night dinner after the gym and this was perfect. Be aware the steak needs a few hours marinating. If you wanted to add carbohydrates it’d be lovely with wee sea salt roast potatoes or some sweet potato mash! I went for rib eye steaks but any would do – striploin, sirloin, fillet…yeah you probably know the different types of steak. Oh and invest in a griddle pan, I’m pretty sure it was Einstein who said it was the greatest invention of all time. Penicillin came a close second.

Ingredients: (serves 2)

  • 2 good quality steaks, nicely marbled
  • 1 small red chilli (seeds removed if you’re not a fan of heat, but be aware, I judge you for that)
  • 1 small green chilli
  • Piece of ginger root the size of your thumb
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Light Soy sauce
  • Thai fish sauce (ignore the smell, it adds incredible flavour)
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • Small pack of mushrooms
  • Bok Choy
  • Black pepper


  • Finely dice your chilli, ginger and garlic.
  • Put your steaks in a bowl and cover with the diced mixture and a splash of soy sauce. Cover with clingfilm and set aside for 2-3 hours.

  • Once the steak is ready, preheat the oven to 200°.
  • Break up the broccoli into wee trees, arrange on a baking tray, cover liberally with olive oil and put in the oven. Set timer for 30 minutes.
  • Slice your onion and carrot into thin strips, and roughly chop your mushrooms and pepper.

I used a weirdly shaped sweet pepper cos I’m cray cray like that

  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, and add 2 tablespoons of the diced chilli, garlic and ginger from the steak marinade.
  • Saute the strips of carrot and onion until the onion is softened.

  • Then add the mushrooms, pepper and bok choy, along with 3 tablespoons of fish sauce and 4 tablespoons of light soy sauce.
  • Saute until the bok choy is wilted and vegetables are almost cooked, then add the broccoli and turn the heat to low. (Baking the broccoli first adds a nice crispy crunchy texture to the dish). Taste and add cracked black pepper/more soy sauce as needed.

  • Heat your griddle pan and fry your steaks. we like them medium-rare, so I cooked them for 4 minutes on each side then rested for 3-4 minutes. Cooking times vary according to the cut of meat and how you like it – The following list is fairly reliable http://www.steakhousefinder.com/cooking-time

  • Once rested, slice on the diagonal into strips.

  • Plate up your veg and arrange strips of steak on top.