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Amaranth - a man's vege

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Amaranth - a man's vege
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Ingredients (9)

  • Big handful Amaranth big leaf or Kale
  • Big handful of baby amaranth
  • Small handful of spinach
  • 1 x small steak, sliced (thick or small)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 big knobs of ginger
  • 1-2 chilli's
  • Olive oil
  • (optionals for dressing) Feta cheese, coriander, lemon juice
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Takes about 15 mins to make, serves 2.

Bought some big leaf and small leaf amaranth this afternoon from an organic market. Couldn’t find a recepie I wanted, so came up with this little beauty.

Came out delicious!! I might have cooked the amaranth too long, not sure. But it tasted great anyway, and was really fast to make wish i’d taken a photo now….

Can: add coriander and lemon juice
Cannot: add basil and orange juice – just don’t


  1. 1One large handful of amaranth leaves or kale, stalks cut off (can leave them on), blanched for 2-5 mins. One handful of small amaranth leaves, leaves pulled off, and thrown in with big leaves for 2 mins. Drain.
  2. 2In a pan, gently soften and brown an onion sliced into half rings, two cloves of garlic, a couple of big knobs of ginger and 1-2 chilli’s.
    Remove onions, garlic and chilli, set aside.
    In same pan, quickly fry a medium sized steak cut into slices till tender. Add a little pepper.
    Remove steak strips, add to bowl of onion, garlic, ginger, and 2 whole chilli’s. Pour some soy sauce (tamari organic is bloody mint!) over the meat and misc.
  3. 3Cut 6-7 cherry tomatoes into halves, add a little olive oil, cook on high heat for 2 mins, add amaranth. Amaranth should be soft. Loosen (the amaranth), add salt and pepper. Add a little more olive oil if necessary. Add in two handfuls of spinach.
    Add back steak strips, onion, garlic and chilli. Mix well. Keep turning until spinach softens.
  4. 4Serve with a bit of feta cheese broken up on top, throw on some chopped up coriander, a wee squeeze of lemon juice, and Bob’s your uncle. This step is optional, it tastes great without.
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