Steaks With Garlic Topping
4 boneless sirloin steaks (125g each), 1 cm thick, trimmed
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
For the Topping;
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons ‘lite’ cream cheese
2 tablespoons low-fat reduced-salt cottage cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or chopped spring onion/shallot tops
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. To prepare the garlic topping, in a small bowl, combine the garlic, cream cheese, cottage cheese, chives and pepper. Using a fork, mix the ingredients until they are smooth. Set the topping aside.
3. Rinse steaks and pat dry with kitchen paper towels. In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 3 to 5 minutes per side for well done.
3. Using a fish/egg slice, place the steaks on individual dinner plates. Immediately top each one with about 1 teaspoon of the topping. The garlic topping will melt slightly. Serve steaks immediately.
To grill steaks, preheat the grill. Prepare topping as directed in Step 1. Place steaks on grill rack in grill pan. Grill 10 cm from heat, turning once, for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or longer for well done. Serve as directed in Step 3.