Sirloin Steak with Asparagus, Radish and Parmesan Shavings

I think it is fairly obvious that I don’t cook steak often. Or beef of any kind for that matter. However, every once in a great while I’ll stumble upon an irresistible sounding recipe, accompanied by a beautiful mouthwatering photo, and I’ll decide to take the plunge. Which is exactly what I did here.

Ingredients (per person)

  • 5 medium radishes, sliced finely
  • 6 green asparagus, cleaned
  • 150-200gr sirloin steak
  • 50g parmesan, cut in shavings
  • pepper & salt to season
  • knob of butter to bake the steak


Rinse your asparagus and cut off the hard(er) wooden bit on the bottom, if any.  Green asparagus grow above ground and usually don’t need to be peeled.  If they are the thicker kind, and if the bottom part feels a bit harder, then I would peel that part.

Take a saucepan, fill with water and bring to the boil. Here I like to add in some salt. Cook for approx 3-5 minutes or soft.

Wash and slice the radishes finely and set aside.

Now for the steak, take a pan and put on a high heat. Melt your butter and in mean time, season your steak with salt & pepper as required.  Once the butter is melted, bake your steak approx 3-5 minutes on each side till medium -rare, or longer if you like it more cooked.

Once cooked as preferred, take out the steak and cut over length in slices of 1.5 – 2cm thick.  Place these on the plate.  Now take half of your asparagus and slice these lengthwise in half.  Place neatly around the steak.  Now add on some of the cooking juice of the steak and extra pepper if required.  As last, spread over the radish slices and parmesan shavings over your food.  Serve straight away while hot!

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