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Harissa Porterhouse with Chargrilled Zucchini

  • 4 Serves
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes

Delicious spicy beef with creamy tasty veg.

Recipe brought to you by Australian Beef.



4 Serves*
4 x 150g beef porterhouse steaks, fat trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp harissa paste
1 tbsp thyme leaves, finely chopped, + extra, to serve
3 large zucchinis, halved, cut into 4cm pieces
1 lemon (Zest and juice) + extra wedges, to serve
1/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese
2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
 Mint leaves, kipfler potatoes, cooked, sliced, to serve
*Serving size calculator is approximate, feel free to adjust by adding a pinch here and there as needed


  1. In a large snap-lock bag place half the oil, harissa paste and thyme. Add steaks, season well and rub to coat. Heat a large char-grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook steaks for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Set steaks aside on a plate loosely covered with foil to rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place zucchini and remaining oil in a large bowl. Season and toss to coat. Reheat same pan over medium-high heat and cook zucchini for 6-7 minutes or until charred and tender. Remove from pan, return to large bowl, add lemon zest and juice and toss to coat. Top zucchini with ricotta, almonds and mint leaves.
  3. Serve steaks with zucchini, potatoes, extra thyme and lemon wedges.

Easy Swap

Beef sirloin, scotch or eye fillet steaks would also be perfect in this recipe.
Swap ricotta for goats cheese, parmesan or pecorino; swap lemon for lime; swap almonds for pine nuts or hazelnuts.

Top Tips

Resting the steaks will lock in the juices and ensure maximum tenderness.

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