Braaied Côte De Boeuf With Green Salad
“A grass-fed côte de boeuf (rib steak with bone attached, also called a “cowboy steak”) has the perfect ratio of fat to meat, which makes it ideal for braaiing,” says Jackie Cameron, chef and owner of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine.
What You Need
2 x 650g côte de boeuf
Salt and pepper
50g salted butter
1 to 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup canola oil
20 sage leaves
1 tbsp capers
4 handfuls salad leaves
1/ Braai steaks for about 10 minutes, turning every two minutes, until medium-rare. Remove steaks, season and allow to rest for seven minutes while you make the salad.
2/ Add the butter to a cold pan and bring it up to medium heat. Cook until the colour is slightly brown and it starts
to give off salty, nutty aromas. Add lemon juice immediately, then move the pan off the heat. Season and allow butter to cool, without getting cold.
3/ Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and add the sage leaves. When the leaves are a vibrant bright green and have stopped sizzling they are ready to be removed. Drain on paper towel.
4/ Fry the capers in the sage oil over a medium-low heat until there are no more little bubbles forming around them − this means all the moisture has been released and they will stay crisp. Blot on paper towel.
5/ Place the salad leaves in a bowl and toss with the lemon-butter dressing; sprinkle over the sage leaves and capers. Slice the steak and divide among four plates, with the salad, and serve.
SERVES 4. Per 402g serving: 2 633kJ, 37g fat (17g sat), 2g carbs, 370mg sodium, 1g fibre, 67g protein