A recipe for the steak connoisseur in your family – Nicola Millbank’s Flat Iron Steak

Tacos. Griddle until charred and serve with homemade espresso hollandaise – the rich, juicy flavours and crisp crunchy textures makes this a super Saturday night supper for two.

Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes, Serves 2


For the hollandaise:

  • 2 Clarence Court Burford Brown egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 150g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp of espresso
  • A squeeze of lemon juice

For the tacos:

  • 1 piece of flat iron steak, approx 250g
  • 1/4 a head of red cabbage, shaved into thin slices
  • 1 carrot, shaved into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 6 soft tacos, lightly toasted under the grill
  • A good handful of parsnip crisps


  1. Pop a large heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Place the two Clarence Court Burford Brown yolks into the bowl and add the white wine vinegar.
  3. Whisk until the eggs start to thicken then carefully remove from the heat.
  4. Pour in the butter slowly whilst consistently whisking.
  5. Add the espresso and a squeeze of lemon juice then season with a good pinch of salt. Set aside.
  6. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and cook the steak for 2-3 minutes on either side. Set aside and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  7. Pop the shaved red cabbage and carrot into a small bowl with the vinegar, salt and sugar and mix well to create a quick pickle.
  8. Thinly slice the steak.
  9. Arrange the red cabbage and carrot onto the tacos, top with strips of steak and spoon over the hollandaise.
  10. Scatter with parsnip crisps for added crunch and serve immediately with more espresso hollandaise on the side.