• 2 sirloin steaks
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp pink peppercorns, lightly crushed, to serve


  1. 1

    Remove the steaks from the fridge around half an hour before you want to cook them, so they reach room temperature.

  2. 2

    Put the cocoa powder on a plate big enough to hold the two steaks. Pat the steaks dry with some kitchen paper, then place them on the plate. Rub the cocoa into both steaks until they are evenly coated.

  3. 3

    Heat a large frying pan over a high heat until it’s smoking hot. Brush the steaks lightly with oil and sear in the hot pan, turning frequently, according to how you like your steak cooked: 3 minutes for rare, 4 minutes for medium rare, 5 minutes for medium and 6 minutes for well done. Serve sprinkled with the pink peppercorns.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1930kj 461kcal 23%
  • Fat 30.3g 43%
  • Saturates 12.6g 63%
  • Sugars 0.0g 0%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1135kj/271kcal

Each serving provides

0.2g carbohydrate 0.8g fibre 46.4g protein

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