Here’s how to make a little red meat go a long way.
4-8 large iceberg lettuce leaves 4-8 cherry tomatoes 1-2 perfectly ripe avocados Small piece lean lamb, venison or beef (about 200g / 7 ounces) roasted to medium-rare Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 handfuls of rocket leaves (trim off leggy stalks) Small handful mint and parsley leaves Lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil Lemon wedges for squirting
1 Trim, wash and dry lettuce leaves. Halve cherry tomatoes, or if large, cut into quarters. Halve avocados, remove stones and skin and cut flesh into chunks. Slice meat thinly with a sharp thin-bladed knife and season with a little salt and pepper.
2 Put lettuce leaves in 4 bowls and stack with tomatoes, avocado, rocket, mint, parsley and sliced meat. Drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve lemon wedges on the side.
Leftover steak is perfect for a salad in a bowl (although it should be beautifully tender and cooked to medium-rare, not dried out or tough). Alternatively, start with a fresh piece of prime meat – venison or lamb work well – oil the meat and cook it quickly in a hot pan or on a barbecue hot plate (griddle). Season meat and cool before slicing.