This is really a speedy weeknight dinner. From start to finish it will take 15 minutes TOPS. But you know me, it can’t only be fast, it has to be tasty and this has taste in spades.
There’s nothing like the punchy flavours of rosemary and garlic to give you instant impact. The white beans are a great alternative to traditional mash potatoes. They are quicker, lower GI and higher in protein too.
A delicious, quick, healthy and balanced meal for your family? What more could you ask?
1 steak per person (I’ve used scotch fillet, but your favourite cut is just fine, you could even substitute lamb or chicken)
2 cans cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and roughly chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
a little hot water from a kettle
Cook your steak to your liking and leave to rest on a warm plate covered with foil. Meanwhile get on with the mash.
Heat up a frying pan to medium heat and add the olive oil. To this add the garlic and rosemary and fry gently until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic or else it might get bitter.
Take your drained beans and place them into the garlic and rosemary mixture. Cook until heated through and beginning to break down, probably 3 or 4 minutes.
Using a wooden spoon, begin to mash and stir the beans to break them up. Use a little extra hot water to help them break down into a creamy mash. Season liberally with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with some salad leaves and top with the steak.