Steak with pepper berry, honey and soy

This puts a twist on the classic pepper sauce, using native pepper berry, and pairs the steak with smoky onion.


  • 3 small brown onions
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 x 250g sirloin steaks
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2¼ tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ground pepper berry
  • 15 g cold butter
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 2 cm batons
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper
Remove the steaks from the fridge about half an hour before starting to cook.
1. Place onions on a barbecue or an open flame until completely blackened and soft in the centre, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Drizzle oil over steak and season well with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat pan over a high heat and cook for 2 minutes on each side, for medium rare. Remove the steaks from the pan and rest.
3. Deglaze pan with honey then add 2 tablespoons of vinegar, soy sauce and most of the pepperberry, reserving some of the pepperberry to sprinkle over the steak. Add butter to the sauce and stir through.
4. To finish the salad, remove and discard blackened outside layer of onions. Separate soft interior layers. Place in a bowl with parsley, spring onion, sesame seeds, a pinch of salt, a splash of white vinegar and a little extra olive oil. Toss.
5. Slice the steak and place on a plate. Pour the remaining juices from the board into the sauce, stir through and drizzle over the steak. Serve with the onion salad.