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February 10, 2020

If you want to book a restaurant for St Valentine's Day, we have plenty of options on 5pm.

However, if you are planning on staying in and cooking something delicious for that special person, you might want to try this simple recipe from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The recipe is based on a Scotch Beef bavette or rump steak. Produced in Scotland to the highest welfare standards, both are cuts of meat with a delicious depth of flavour that perfectly complements the tang of tequila and lime.

Kirsty Fox, Marketing Manager at QMS said: 'By coupling Scotland’s top-quality Scotch Beef with the famous Mexican combination of tequila and lime, we’re sure this recipe is something St. Valentine himself would love to shoot his arrow into. (Crikey!)

'The recipe is ideal for people who enjoy having a great quality steak on Valentine’s Day but want to try something a bit different from the norm.

'Scotch Beef steak is vital in helping this dish reach its full-on flavour potential, as well as guaranteeing quality and assurance that the meal you are preparing has been sourced from a specially selected Scottish farm that adheres to some of the strictest quality checks regarding animal welfare and production standards.'

 And if you want more Scotch beef recipes, you might want to swing by Scotch Kitchen.

Scotch Beef PGI Steak with Tequila and Lime

 Serves 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes                      

Cooking time: 20 minutes


 2 x 200g Scotch Beef PGI bavette or rump steaks

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

 For the marinade:

Zest and juice of 1 lime

50ml extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sea salt flakes

4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly smashed

30g fresh coriander, finely chopped including the stems

50ml Tequila (optional)


In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and set to one side

Pre-heat a griddle pan or a frying pan until it is piping hot

Rub each steak with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper on each side

For a medium cooked steak, cook each steak for four minutes on either side

Once the steaks are cooked place them in the marinade allowing the steaks to rest

Turn the steaks over after five minutes in the marinade to ensure the moisture is evenly distributed throughout. Marinate for another five minutes

Remove the steak from the marinade and slice them

Serve with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and chargrilled sweetcorn.