Sesame Steaks On Broccoli Purée Recipe

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steak with broccoli puree
  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories761 Kcal38%
Sugar3.3 g4%
Fat45.6 g65%
Saturated Fat10.7 g54%
Salt0.6 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Salt0.6 gRow 5 - Cell 2

Taken from The Paleo Diet by Daniel Green (Kyle Books; £14.99). Photography Clare Winfield.


4 tbsp sesame seeds

4 x 300g sirloin steaks, trimmed of fat

Freshly ground black pepper

800g broccoli florets

4 tbsp chopped garlic

2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, plus extra to garnish

6-8 fresh basil leaves, torn, plus extra to garnish

6 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying


  1. Place a single layer of sesame seeds on a large plate and, one at a time, press the steaks down on the sesame seeds to coat them on each side.

  2. Place the broccoli and garlic in a large saucepan of water and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain, then place in a food processor with pine nuts, basil, olive oil and black pepper and blend to a textured purée.

  3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, non-stick pan over a medium heat. Sear the steaks for a few minutes on each side. Remove from the heat. If you like your steak rare, take the meat out of the pan straight away. If you prefer your meat a little more done, leave it to rest in the hot pan for a further 5 minutes before serving.

  4. Serve the steaks over a layer of broccoli purée and garnish with a few toasted pine nuts and fresh basil leaves.

Top Tip for making Sesame Steaks On Broccoli Purée

Good steak really needs to be cooked rare. Don't be afraid of this - the heat kills any bacteria, so just use the freshest meat you can buy and you are set to go.