35 Min
very easy
4 People
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Salsa verde beef on cheesy polenta - Seared beef scallopini with roast cumin vegetables on a bed of soft cheesy polenta, served with fresh herb salsa.
1 Set oven to 200°C. Dice sweet potato and zucchini. Halve cherry tomatoes. Toss on a lined baking tray with 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

2. Chop coriander and spring onions, crush garlic (1/2 clove). Combine all with 1/2 packet thyme leaves, 2 tbsp vinegar and 4 tbsp olive oil.

3. Bring 1.2L of water (see notes) to a simmer in a saucepan. Grate cheese and set aside.

4. Rub scallopini with crushed garlic (1 clove), salt, pepper and 1 tbsp oil. Increase pan heat to high, cook scallopini for 1 minute on each side. 

5. Gradually add polenta to a saucepan with simmering water. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 40g butter, 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves and grated cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Divide polenta between plates. Slice scallopini and toss with vegetables. Serve on top of polenta and spoon over salsa verde to taste. 

For a creamier result, use milk instead of water for the polenta.
Add thyme leaves to polenta for extra flavour and serve straight away while it’s soft.
Sweet potato 300g
zucchini 1
cherry tomatoes 1 punnet
ground cumin 1tsp

coriander 1/3 bunch
spring onions 1/4 bunch
garlic 2 cloves
thyme 3/4 packet
white wine vinegar

cheddar cheese 1/2 block
beef scallopini 10-pack

polenta 1/2 packet

From your pantry: Oil, salt & pepper.