Recipe: Steak with Heirloom Tomatoes and Pesto

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Vintage Cellars
February 16, 2017
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Nothing beats a healthy meal made from simple, fresh ingredients. Try this one from Adam D’Sylva with a glass of red.

"When serving steak you want a juicy wine with beautiful smoky tones," says Melbourne sommelier Kara Maisano.

If you’re preparing a steak dish at home, or this recipe for steak, heirloom tomatoes and pesto which Adam D’Sylva kindly shared with us, match it with a well-structured bottle of red. We recommend Katnook Squires Blend Cab Merlot from Australia’s Coonawarra region.

Recipe: Steak with Heirloom Tomatoes and Pesto

You'll need: 

4 x 250g sirloin fillets

1 punnet mixed heirloom tomatoes, sliced into halves

Basil pesto

Extra virgin olive oil

Red wine vinegar

I bunch of basil

2 garlic cloves

10g walnuts

20g grated parmesan

100ml extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt/pepper

Lemon juice

This recipe serves 4.


Step 1. In a hot pan, cook the steak to medium rare and let it rest. Slice into even pieces.

Step 2. Next blitz the basil, garlic, parmesan and walnuts with olive oil using the highest speed on a blender. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.

Step 3. In a bowl toss the steak strips, tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil and vinegar and serve.