This is a quick and easy dinner that’s packed with protein and perfect for post-workout.
Red meat is a great source of protein as it contains all of the 9 essential amino acids your body needs. Protein is essential in your diet for muscle repair, healthy nails and healthy hair, which is why it’s so important as part of your diet. Bulgur wheat is high in fibre and protein and pretty low in calories, and it’s a great salad filler.
Team with a bit of greenery and some cucumber and roasted butternut squash, and this is a delicious healthy meal.
STEAK TIP: Before you cook your steak, add a drizzle of Worcester sauce and leave to sit for 10-15 minutes. This makes it extra succulent and gives it a great flavour.
Salad – I love ASDAs Spinach, Kale and Pak Choi mix
1 Butternut Squash
1tbsp Lemon Juice
Handful Pine Nuts
1. Firstly, soak your bulgur wheat. Place in a bowl and cover with boiling water and leave to sit for 20-30 minutes (There will be more detailed instructions on the packet).
2. In the meantime, prepare your steak. Gently pierce the meat with a knife and drizzle a bit of olive oil and Worcester sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and leave to sit. (I prefer to use sea-salt for steak, but fine salt is fine)
3. Heat the oven to 180 C and chop the butternut squash and red pepper into small cubes. Place onto an oven-proof tray, drizzle a bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and grill for 20 minutes until soft.
3. Prepare the salad in a large bowl. Add the leaves, cucumber and pine nuts.
4. Heat a saucepan in preparation for frying the steak. Depending on how rare you want your steak, you may want to wait until the other ingredients have cooked until you fry, as a typical medium-rare steak takes only a few minutes. If you want to make sure your steak is as dead as can be, you’ll need to allocate a bit more frying time.
5. When the bulgur wheat, butternut squash and red pepper are all cooked, add to the salad mix. Mix in the lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil (Walnut oil works really well too) a sprinkle of herbs of your choice and some pepper.
6. When the steak is cooked, leave it to sit for 1-2 minutes before serving.