Penne with griddled steak, Stilton & shallots

Penne with griddled steak, Stilton & shallots

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Two steaks feed four in this seasonal pasta dish that is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and cosy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
742
protein
43g
carbs
76g
fat
32g
saturates
15g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
1.04g

Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 2 rump or stirloin steaks, about 200g each
  • 175g Stilton, crumbled
  • 100g bag watercress

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Method

  1. Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the oil, add the shallots and gently fry until they are softened and lightly coloured. Remove from the frying pan with a slotted spoon.
  2. Increase the heat under the frying pan, season the steaks and fry on each side for 3-4 mins, depending on their thickness and how you like them cooked. Remove from the heat, transfer to a board and leave to rest for a few mins.
  3. Drain the pasta, return it to the pan with the shallots and Stilton, then heat gently until the cheese starts to melt. Take the pan off the heat. Slice the steak and add to the pan with the watercress. Toss everything together and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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chezzagaga's picture
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i found this recipe too bitter.. the stilton was overpowering and when it was cooked it smelled awful.(cheese was fine and in date) not for me..in fact i couldnt eat it. i felt sick i wasted some good steak. the stilton was way too strong. im actually gonna try this with cheddar cheese. i can imagine it would be nice. :D

eleanormayo's picture
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Scrumptious, but I felt it could do with more cheese, but then I did use dolcelatte instead of stilton as I love it! I could not get any watercress so used a mixture of watercress, rocket and spinach.

alisondefries's picture
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This was a tasty dish. I used up some left over roast beef which may have been a mistake. Although the beef was tender it didn't have that steak taste! I will make this again and will follow the recipe this time!

bunzle's picture
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yet another brilliant recipe from mary cadogan! first time i've bought rump steak and it worked perfectly in this dish. all the flavours complemented each other so well! i've made this twice now and i am sure gonna make it again soon! :)

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