Barbecued Steaks with Baba Ghanoush & Tomato Salad

The perfect recipe for a BBQ with friends and family. Simply cook the steaks, prep all the elements and allow everyone to assemble themselves. Wait until you try the smoky Baba Ghanoush… a definite winner!

Ingredients

Beef

  • 4 x Quality Mark scotch fillet steaks

Baba ghanoush

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons oil

To serve

  • 200g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4 pita bread, grilled on the barbecue until hot
  • 1 head baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • Store-bought basil pesto

Method

Baba ghanoush

Preheat barbecue grill.  Roast eggplant over barbecue grill or open flame, turning regularly, until it starts to collapse and the skin is quite black, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Remove every bit of skin and discard, then very quickly rinse eggplant under cold water. Press flesh with the back of a spoon or potato masher  to remove excess liquid, or place in a colander to drain. Chop flesh and place in a bowl with garlic, parsley, tahini and cumin and stir to combine. Stir in lemon juice and oil.

Beef

Heat a barbecue until hot. Rub beef steaks with a little oil, season and place on the barbecue with a space between each. Barbecue for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare steaks.  Remove steaks to a warm plate and cover loosely with foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Season as required.

To serve

In a bowl, combine tomatoes and mint. Drizzle over vinegar and oil and season to taste.  Plate steaks with pita bread, baba ghanoush, cos lettuce leaves and tomato salad. Top with a little basil pesto.

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