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Easy Dinner Recipe | Steak with Quick Peanut Sauce

Easy Dinner Recipe | Steak with Quick Peanut Sauce
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist7 years ago
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This is the perfect peanut sauce for a quick and flavoursome weeknight dinner or even to liven up your daily meal prep – made with healthy fats for a nutritious addition to your favourite steak.

steak with peanut sauce

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Serves: 2


For the steak:
  • 2 of your favourite cuts of steak
  • 1 tbsp. rapeseed oil
  • Pinch sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
For the sauce:



1. Combine all peanut sauce ingredients in a saucepan on a medium heat, and use a hand whisk or fork to whisk until there are no lumps remaining.

2. Turn the heat down to low and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes until thickened, then set aside.


1. Season steaks on both sides with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

2. Heat a heavy pan on a high heat and add the rapeseed oil.

3. When the oil begins to smoke, turn the heat down to medium and place your steak, garlic cloves and butter into the pan.

4. The length of time you cook your steak is down to how you like your steak cooked. For a 1” thick steak we recommend the following frying times:

Blue: around 1 minute on each side

Rare: around 1.5 minutes on each side

Medium-rare: around 2 minutes on each side

Medium: around 2.5 minutes on each side

Well-done: around 4 minutes on each side

5. Transfer the steaks to a plate, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 8-10 minutes.

6. Once rested, cut against the grain into slices and drizzle over peanut sauce. Serve with tender-stem broccoli and basmati rice and drizzle your peanut sauce all over for a deliciously balanced meal.

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Calories: 103        Protein: 2g        Fat: 10g        Carbs: 3g

Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.