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Italian Seared Beef

Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italiansearedbeef
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Elise


  • 1 tablesppon pine nuts
  • 250 grams rump steak
  • 2 heaped teaspoons green pesto
  • 40 grams rocket
  • 15 grams parmesan cheese


  1. Using a large non-stick frypan, add the pine nuts and toast over a medium heat until golden. Transfer to another plate and set aside until ready.
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper and place between two sheets of grease-proof paper. Using a rolling pin, bash the meat until approximately 1cm thick all over.
  3. Return the frypan to a high heat, add a splash of olive oil and the beef. Sear for 1 minute on each side. Transfer to another plate and allow to rest for 1-2 minutes. Once rested, cut the beef on an angle.
  4. Smear the serving plate with the pesto and place the beef decoratively on top. Plonk the rocket on top and using a peeler add slices of parmesan cheese.
  5. Sprinkle the pine nuts and drizzle a bit of olive oil to dress if you like.