Steak Tagliata (Keto)

Beef Tagliata

I know summer is still a while away here up north, but this is a great idea for you to bookmark if you are cooking for one and can’t be bothered with an accompanying sauce or cooking up vegetables. After frying the steak to perfection (I hope your perfection is the same as my perfection: medium-rare) and leaving it to rest, I simply deglazed the pan with lemon juice and used the zingy rendered juices from the pan (after cooling a little) and tossed it with wild rocket (arugula). The steak tagliata only requires a generous scattering of salt flakes and finely shaved Parmesan. If you have a microplane, finely grate a little lemon zest into the salad too. Winner winner singleton’s dinner!

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Carbs 0g | Fat 30g | Protein 35g
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Steak Tagliata (Keto)

Zero carbs - this is how you keto! A delicious idea to use steak on a summer's day. Double up the ingredients below if you are cooking for two.
Course Light Meals, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine General, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Per serving

Calories: 410kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g


  • 1 tsp lard
  • 140 g (4.9 oz) steak
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 25 g (0.9 oz) wild rocket (arugula)
  • sea salt flakes
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) Parmesan shavings


  • Heat the lard in a pan. Season the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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  • Once the pan is smoking hot, cook the steak, flipping every 20 seconds (just like Heston taught us).
  • This ensures a good crust (thanks to the Maillard Reaction) on both sides. (I cooked mine for 3.5- 4 minutes and you can see from the main pic how beautifully pink it is on the inside while having a lovely crust on the outside.)
  • Remove the steak from the pan and set aside to rest for at least 5 minutes. The residual heat will continue to raise the internal temperature of the steak.
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  • While the steak is resting, immediately squeeze the lemon into the hot pan (catching any pips) and add the tablespoon olive oil. However, do NOT return the pan to the heat - you are just trying to get all the juices. Allow to cool slightly.
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  • Drizzle this acidic juice from the pan into a bowl of rocket. Use clean hands to gently toss the rocket until evenly coated. Place onto a serving plate.
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  • Once the steak has rested, slice and serve on top of the dressed rocket. Scatter over sea salt flakes, then use a small, sharp knife or vegetable peeler to thinly shave over Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         410Kcal / 1715kJ
Fat                                 30g
Carbohydrates               0g
Protein                           35g


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