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Smoky steak with Cajun potatoes & spicy slaw served on a plate

Smoky steak with Cajun potatoes & spicy slaw

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Steak and Cajun potatoes make a tasty meal for two – perfect for special occasions like Valentine's

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 430g Maris Piper potatoes , cut into 1.5cm chunks
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 400g bavette steak
  • ¼ small bunch of coriander , finely chopped

For the spicy slaw

  • ¼ small red cabbage , shredded
  • ½ red onion , finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp soured cream
  • ½ tbsp chipotle chilli paste


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the potatoes and cook for 5 mins. Drain and leave to steam-dry in the colander for a few minutes. Toss the potatoes with the Cajun seasoning, half the oil and a good pinch of salt. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 25-30 mins or until golden and crisp, tossing halfway through.

  • STEP 2

    To make the slaw, combine the cabbage, onion, mayonnaise, soured cream and chipotle paste in a bowl until the cabbage and onion are well coated. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Rub the steak with the remaining oil and season both sides. Heat a griddle pan or non-stick frying pan over a high heat until very hot. Add the steak to the pan, cook for 2 mins on one side, then 3 mins on the other. Remove, put on a chopping board, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 mins. Slice into strips.

  • STEP 4

    Serve the steak with the potatoes scattered with the coriander and a pile of the spicy slaw.


Fry a chopped onion in olive oil until soft, then add a chopped chilli and any leftover Cajun potatoes. Cook until warmed through, then add some chopped fresh tomatoes and coriander, if you have any.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2020


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